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Day: 8 February 2013

Libel, privacy and freedom of expression online: the future, the Defamation Bill, Leveson and beyond, Part 2 – Hugh Tomlinson QC

net-275This is the second part of a two part post, the first part was published on 7 February 2013.

Licensing of the presses disappeared at the end of the seventeenth century and, over the next three centuries parliament did not seek to impose any general legal framework on the press.  This remains the position. Unlike many other countries who are subject to the European Convention on Human Rights the United Kingdom does not have any general legal framework to define the rights and responsibilities of the media. Continue reading

Journalisted, week ending 3 February 2013, Stalingrad anniversary, HS2 plans and Nuclear storage

JournalistedJournalisted 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

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