Leveson: Papers that hate human rights – except when it’s their rights

7 04 2013

image1One of the more remarkable features of the “war on Leveson” waged by leading British papers has been their willingness to appeal to the European Convention on Human Rights. In the cases of several newspaper groups this is the most flagrant hypocrisy. They have consistently accused the Court of Human Rights of ignoring the will of a democratically elected parliament, but this is precisely what they want the court to do now in relation to the Leveson recommendations. Read the rest of this entry »





Australia: The Great Media Reform Mess – Richard Ackland

7 04 2013

gazetteThe Australian government’s mishandling of legislation related to press standards has left media reform in a mess … Richard Ackland reflects on what went wrong and why the threatened loss of the media exemption under the Privacy Act was a joke. Read the rest of this entry »