The Inforrm blog will be taking a short winter break again this year to allow our editorial team to relax. We will have a few “seasonal” posts over the next fortnight but normal service will not be resumed until early January 2014.
This has been another exciting year for media law – with the debate over Leveson dominating the spring and the Old Bailey phone hacking trial the autumn.
Inforrm has had over half a millions page views this year and nearly 600 posts on a very wide variety of media and legal topics.
Many thanks to all our readers for following the blog and our twitter feed. And thank you for the many positive comments we have had (and the constructive negative ones). Thanks also to everyone who has written for the blog in the past year.
As we have said many times before, Inforrm is intended to be a forum for debate and we welcome contributions from all points of view about issues concerning “media and law”. We can be contacted via the email address on the home page.
Our top ten posts of the year were as follows
- Social Media: How many people use Twitter and what do we think about it?
- Case Law: Von Hannover v Germany (No.2) – Unclear clarification and unappreciated margins – Kirsten Sjøvoll
- Case Law: Růžový Panter, OS v Czech Republic: Anti-Corruption NGO defamation case, no violation of Article 10
- Spinning in the Last Chance Saloon: Why the “Son of PCC” regulator fails all the tests, Part 1 – Evan Harris
- Defamation Act 2013, commencement and some initial reactions
- Case Law, Strasbourg: Delfi AS v Estonia: Court Strikes Serious Blow to Free Speech Online – Gabrielle Guillemin
- Briefing Note on Exemplary Damages and Costs – Gill Phillips
- Think before you tweet. Will Old Holborn ever learn? – Rhory Robertson and Tom Double
- Privacy, Monstering and the Press: the case of Lucy Meadows
- Why extending exemplary damages is the best approach for public interest journalism – Hugh Tomlinson QC