Phone Hacking Trial: Tiny proportion of Rebekah Brooks material on stashed laptops – Martin Hickman

23 01 2014

charlie brooks in chelsea harbour carparkDay 44, Part 3  Only a tiny proportion of the material found on computers stashed in the underground car park of Chelsea Harbour belonged to Rebekah Brooks, the phone hacking trial heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks complains about “BBC-Guardian Old Labour hit” and Coulson complains about leaks – Martin Hickman

23 01 2014

AUTOAHfrt_1_gdn_110705_04__Day 44, Part 1: Rebekah Brooks appeared to believe that reports on the hacking of Milly Dowler were part of a co-ordinated exercise against News International by the BBC, the Guardian newspaper and members of the Labour Party. Read the rest of this entry »





Event: Conference on Freedom of Expression, Helsinki, 8 to 9 May 2014

23 01 2014

Helsingin-yliopisto-LogoThe University of Helsinki is holding a major conference on freedom of expression on 8 and 9 May 2014 in Helsinki. The Conference is designed for researchers, judges, journalists, representatives of NGOs and media practitioners (lawyers, editors, journalists, etc.) who are interested in the practical and legal extent and limitations on the freedom of expression. Read the rest of this entry »





Privacy and Defamation, Strasbourg blurs the boundaries – Hugh Tomlinson QC

23 01 2014

ARCHITECTURE STOCKIt is now clearly established in the case law of the Court of Human Rights that Article 8 protects the “right to reputation” as an aspect of private life. This is a relatively new idea, first appearing the case law as recently as 2004 (see Chauvy v France [70]). Read the rest of this entry »