How Radical are the Leveson Proposals? Lessons from Overseas, Part 2 – Lara Fielden

31 12 2012

Lara FieldenThis is the final part of Lara Fielden’s analysis of the Leveson Proposals in the context of overseas models of press regulation.  The first part was published on 30 December 2012.

Leveson makes three core recommendations on the way the new regulatory body should be organised (summarised in The Leveson Inquiry Report Volume 4 at p.1759 (Figure K7.1) and p.1777 Figure K7.2).  He proposes it should have three arms: complaint handling, standards enforcement and the arbitration service. Read the rest of this entry »

Media and Law Review of the Year, 2012: Part 1, January to April – Judith Townend

31 12 2012

2012-Social-Media-Year-in-ReviewWith the Leveson Inquiry, ongoing phone hacking litigation, several police operations investigating press activity, a growing number of prosecutions around social media use and continued parliamentary scrutiny of defamation and privacy, it has been a busy year for media and communication related law. That’s before we’ve even mentioned scandal at the BBC, the royal family, significant libel trials or contempt of court. The Inforrm blog followed and discussed all these developments in nearly 600 blog posts – reaching an overall total of over 1,500  in less than 3 years. Read the rest of this entry »