Opinion: Without fear and without favour? The press has failed to properly scrutinise the IPSO regulation plan – Brian Cathcart

23 11 2013

Press on SaleEvery ethical journalist must surely accept the principle that if the press is tough on wrongdoing in other walks of life – banks, energy companies, the police, social workers – then it must be at least equally tough on wrongdoing in its own ranks. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: R (London Christian Radio) v Radio Advertising Clearance Centre: When is an advert “political” for the purposes of a ban under the Communications Act? – Rosalind English

23 11 2013

20090327_radio_microphone_18R (on the application of London Christian Radio Ltd & Christian Communications Partnerships) v Radio Advertising Clearance Centre & Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport [2013] EWCA Civ 1495The ban on Christian Radio’s proposed advert seeking data on the “marginalisation of Christians” in the workplace was lawful and did not constitute an interference with free speech, the Court of Appeal has ruled. When determining whether a radio or television advertisement was “political” fur the purposes of Section 321(2)(b) of the Communications Act 2003 the court should consider the text objectively; the motives of the advertiser were irrelevant. Read the rest of this entry »