News: New Zealand Law Commission releases report “The News Media meets ‘New Media'”

26 03 2013

image1The New Zealand Law Commission has today released its report ” “The News Media Meets New Media: Rights, Responsibilities and Regulation in the Digital Age.”   The report recommends the establishment of a “News Media Standards Authority” (NMSA) to provide a one-stop shop for adjudicating complaints against all news media.  Membership would be voluntary but would bring significant benefits. Read the rest of this entry »





Leveson: Inquisitorial Arbitration – Ned Beale and Cara Gillingham

26 03 2013

LevesonLord Justice Leveson’s “inquisitorial” arbitration scheme for media claims is moving closer to implementation.  The word inquisitorial conjures up images of medieval magistrates acting as prosecutor and jury, and the scheme was recently criticised by David Allen Green in The New Statesman as leaving parties with “no safeguards”.  Is this concern justified? Read the rest of this entry »