Save the Fourth Estate! – William Dutton

12 10 2013

william_dutton-150x150The PressBof request for a Royal Charter was rejected by the privy council, but it seems that some form of Royal Charter on press regulation will be approved by the end of the month. William Dutton of the Oxford Internet Institute whose work focuses on the emergence of a Fifth Estate, warns that the Royal Charter route could mean the end of the Fourth. Read the rest of this entry »





New anti-stalking legislation slow to get convictions – Suzanne Higginson

12 10 2013

M_Stalker-CyberStalkerIn November 2012 the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (the Act) was amended to include two new specific offences of stalking; stalking (Section 2A) and stalking involving fear of violence or serious alarm or distress (Section 4A). Prior to the introduction of these offences stalking behaviour was prosecuted under existing harassment laws. Read the rest of this entry »