News: Tulisa “Sex Tape”, false privacy turns into true privacy

22 03 2012

Earlier this week we commented on an interim privacy injunction obtained by singer and X-factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos to restrain the publication of a purported “sex tape” on the Internet.  At that stage, relying on reports of earlier statements by her management, we reported the injunction as being in “false privacy“.  Tulisa has now posted a clip on You Tube (see below) to her 1.7 million followers on Twitter, to “set the record straight”.  Read the rest of this entry »





PCC 2.0: Metaphor or Reality? – Damian Tambini

22 03 2012

Damian TambiniYou would expect a debate about journalism to feature some pretty creative use of metaphor, but this is getting confusing. Given a ‘blank sheet of paper’ to create ‘a press regulator with teeth’, PCC Chairman Lord Hunt has actually used the back of an envelope to sketch out a regulator with arms. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Kennedy v. Charity Commission, The right to receive information; journalists and inquiries – David Hart QC

22 03 2012

Kennedy v. Charity Commission [2012] EWCA Civ 317Tangled web, this one, but an important one. Many will remember George Galloway’s Mariam Appeal launched in response to sanctions imposed on Iraq in 1998, and the famous picture of George Galloway with Saddam Hussein. Well, the Appeal was then inquired into by the Charity Commission, and this case concerns an attempt by a journalist, unsuccessful so far, to get hold of the documents which the Inquiry saw. Read the rest of this entry »