Privacy, Monstering and the Press: the case of Lucy Meadows

23 03 2013

Lucy Meadows primary schoolOn 19 March 2013 primary school teacher Lucy Meadows was found dead at her home.  She is believed to have killed herself.  The precise circumstances will not be be known until the inquest into her death.  But we do know that she was monstered by tabloid newspapers when the news emerged that she was transitioning from male to female.  Read the rest of this entry »





Leveson, Article 10 and Apologies: another red herring – Hugh Tomlinson QC

23 03 2013

RedHerringBlurbThe media continue to seek to resist Lord Justice Leveson’s proposals for the self-regulation of the press by appeals to their “human rights”.  A number of legal opinions opposing the proposals have been leaked to the press although, as far as I am aware, none have in fact been published.  Whilst it is good to see that the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph have become converts to the value of the European Convention on Human Rights, these claims do not – on analysis – undermine the Leveson proposals.
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