News: Opinion Poll, majority support for statutory regulation of the press [updated]

24 05 2012

An opinion poll commissioned by the think tank IPPR suggests that more than 60% of the public now favour statutory regulation of the press.  A total of 94% of those favouring regulation (77% of the sample) thought the regulation should be “fairly strict” or “very strict”. Read the rest of this entry »





Northern Ireland Anonymity Orders – Partial Victory for the Press – Helen Gilmore

24 05 2012

Media groups in Northern Ireland have welcomed two recent High Court decisions relating to an application by a newspaper to set aside an anonymity order.  The application was brought by Sunday Newspapers Limited to review and to set aside an anonymity order initially granted in 2008 to the present respondent who was known as JR20 in respect of an application for leave to apply for Judicial Review. Read the rest of this entry »