News: PressBoF Judicial Review Injunction application listed for hearing tomorrow

29 10 2013

Royal Courts of JusticeThe application by the Press Standards Board of Finance Limited (“PressBoF”) for an an injunction to restrain the grant of the Cross-Party Charter has been listed for a hearing tomorrow, 30 October 2013, at 10.30am in Court 68 at the Royal Courts of Justice before Lord Justice Richards and Mr Justice Sales. Read the rest of this entry »





Treating a news portal as publisher of users’ comment may have far-reaching consequences for online freedom of expression – Dirk Voorhoof

29 10 2013

dvoorhoofThe European Court of Human Rights’ judgment of 10 October 2013 in Delfi AS v. Estonia has caused a lot of controversy in the world of online media, news portals, internet-groups and freedom of expression websites. Especially the criticism by Article 19, Index on Censorship and The Guardian (amongst others, also here, here, here and here) initiated a robust debate. Read the rest of this entry »





News: PressBoF issues Royal Charter judicial review claim against eight Privy Councillors

29 10 2013

Guy Black takes his seat in the House of LordsOn 24 October 2013, it was announced that the newspaper industry’s associations, through PressBoF, were applying to the High Court for judicial review of the decision to reject their application for a Royal Charter.  This application was not in fact issued until  28 October 2013. Read the rest of this entry »