Law and Media Round Up – 1 July 2013

1 07 2013

Round New 2The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, dismissed appeals by five former News of the World employees against a preliminary ruling that interception of read voicemails constitutes an offence under RIPA. The appellants’ anonymity was removed and the appeal route to the Supreme Court was closed off. All five now face trial on 9 September 2013.  We had a post about the decision and there was one on the Zelo Street blog. Read the rest of this entry »





The Sun gets PCC reprimand and publishes correction for misleading on European human rights – Adam Wagner

1 07 2013

bcv-h7pcmaa_lnq-large-2Remember Inhuman Rights, The Sun’s garbled reporting of this Court of Appeal decision on Criminal Record Bureau checks? In February, I wrote this: No, The Sun, the Human Rights Act is not the EU. My complaint was about the headline, which screamed “Now  EU could let fiends like him prey on your children“. This was obvious nonsense, since the judgment had nothing to do with the EU. Read the rest of this entry »