Case Law, Australia: Rafiq Ahmed v Nationwide News – newspaper loses action brought by “corrupt” cop

15 06 2012

A fraud quad detective who was called “corrupt” by The Sunday Telegraph comprehensively won his defamation action in the NSW District Court. The jury found malice on the part of the paper

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History: The 1947-49 Royal Commission on the Press – Henry Irving

15 06 2012

Royal CommissionMedia news over recent weeks has been dominated by news emerging from the Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practice and Ethics of the Press. With so much being written about the relationship between the press and politicians – not to mention the broader relationship with the public – it seems fitting to consider the findings of an earlier inquiry that shared Leveson’s motivation.

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