Press regulation: the international aspect – Carl Gardner

28 03 2013

International PressAn exchange in Monday’s House of Lords debate on the new press regulation clauses in the Crime and Courts Bill revealed a little-noticed – and no doubt to some, astonishing – aspect of the proposed system: it covers foreign publishers. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law Australia, Monis v The Queen: Offensive communications and freedom of expression – Eloise Le Santo

28 03 2013

untitledIn the case of Monis v The Queen ([2013] HCA 14) the High Court of Australia considered familiar issues concerning offensive communications and freedom of expression.  The defendant, Man Haron Monis, is alleged to have written letters to the families of soldiers killed in action in Afghanistan. While expressing sympathy to the families, the letters were critical of Australia’s involvement in Afghanistan and of the soldiers and the part they had played in the war, referring to the soldiers in ‘a denigrating and derogatory fashion’. Read the rest of this entry »