Hacked Off: The question that stumps the Free Speech Network

28 10 2012

Here’s a key excerpt from last Thursday’s debate at the launch of the so-called “Free Speech Network”, a new mouthpiece for newspaper proprietors and editors trying to avoid any meaningful outcome from the Leveson Inquiry. What they fear the most, the creation of a new independent regulator underpinned by statute, is now demanded by victims of press harassment and phone hacking, journalists, academic s and 77% of the general public. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Strasbourg: Alkaya v. Turkey and Szima v. Hungary – Gabrielle Guillemin

28 10 2012

Earlier this month, the Strasbourg Court handed down two interesting decisions involving freedom of expression. In Alkaya v Turkey (no. 42811/06, 9 October 2012)(in French only), the Court held that the disclosure of the home address of a Turkish actress (pictured) in a newspaper article was a violation of her right to private life under Article 8 ECHR. Read the rest of this entry »