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Day: 10 October 2012

Journalisted: week ending Sunday 7 October 2012, Savile, April and Militants

Journalisted is an independent, not-for-profit website built to make it easier for the public, to find out more about journalists and what they write about. It is run by the Media Standards Trust. It collects information automatically from the websites of British news outlets. Articles are indexed by journalist, based on the byline to the article. Keywords and statistics are automatically generated, and the site searches for any blogs or social bookmarking sites linking to each article. Continue reading

Case Law, New Zealand, C v Holland, Court recognises “intrusion on seclusion” privacy tort – Hugh Tomlinson QC

In the case of C v Holland ([2012] NZHC 2155), the New Zealand High Court has recognised, for the first time, the existence of a “privacy intrusion” tort – in a claim arising out the surreptitious filming of the plaintiff in the shower.  The law of New Zealand had previously only recognised a privacy tort arising out of the publication of private information. Continue reading

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