Lords’ Media Plurality Report is Potential Road Map – Rachael Craufurd Smith

7 02 2014

MediaThe House of Lords Select Committee on Communications’ Report Media Plurality puts forward an innovative, multi-faceted approach to tackling excessive concentrations of media ownership in the UK.  Read the rest of this entry »





Defamation Act 2013: not all bad news for corporate claimants – Louise Lambert

7 02 2014

louise_nagli_phMuch has been written about the Defamation Act 2013, which came into force on 1 January 2014.  On the one hand it is a “boost for free speech“, on the other a “missed opportunity“.  The government’s line is that the new Act “rebalances the law on defamation to provide more effective protection for freedom of speech while at the same time ensuring that people who have been defamed are able to protect their reputation“.  Read the rest of this entry »