News: The Court of Human Rights attacks Daily Mail mispresentations

14 10 2013

European-Court-of-Human-Rights On 7 October 2013 the Daily Mail led with another attack on the European Court of Human Rights.  Under the headline “Human right to make a killing” it referred to a “damning dossier” which was said to show that Judges in Strasbourg had paid out £4.4 million to some of Britain’s worst criminals.  Read the rest of this entry »





News: Media Standards Trust poll shows public have little confidence in press self-regulator set up without external review

14 10 2013

media-standards-trustA YouGov poll of 1,859 British adults, commissioned by the Media Standards Trust and conducted on 9 and 10 October 2013, has shown that the public supports independent oversight and periodic review of any new system of press self-regulation. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 14 October 2013

14 10 2013

Media and Law Round Up 3Sir Brian Leveson and his recommendations for self-regulation of the press dominated the media law news last week.  On Tuesday 8 October 2013,  the Secretary of State announced that the Privy Council Committee had rejected the PressBoF charter.  She also said the Cross Party Charter would not, as has been expected, be considered by the Privy Council on 9 October 2013 but, rather, on 30 October 2013.  Read the rest of this entry »