In the press reform debate, who speaks for freedom? – Brian Cathcart

1 10 2012

The Daily Telegraph is worried about freedom. In an editorial about the Leveson inquiry, which is due to report in the next few weeks (probably November, according to rumour), the paper warns: ‘There is a real danger that, because some newspapers allegedly behaved in a criminal manner, efforts will be made to reduce the whole press to an emasculated cipher of high-minded opinion.’ Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 1 October 2012

1 10 2012

We begin, once again, with phone hacking.  At a hearing last week in the managed litigation before Mr Justice Vos it was disclosed that there are now 154 claims before the courts and that the Metropolitan Police have given disclosure of documents to a total of 620 potential claimants.  Since the “second round” of the litigation began in February 2012 News Group Newspapers have settled 80 actual or threatened civil claims, and one claim in its “compensation scheme”. Read the rest of this entry »