Islamophobia, press bias and the need for reform – Ghazal Tipu

30 03 2014

IslamophobiaMuslim faith leaders, media professionals, activists and students gathered in an event recently, in a bid to gather grassroots support for media reform. A groundswell of support from the UK’s largest minority community could prove a real boost for the media reform movement. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Ireland: Jeffery v. The Minister for Justice and Equality, Court Proceedings and Immunity from Defamation – Yvonne Moynihan

30 03 2014

Department_of_Justice,_Equality_and_Law_ReformIn general, what is said in court proceedings is protected by absolute privilege.  In Ireland this is placed on a statutory footing by s. 17(2) of the Defamation Act 2009. Privilege is not only attached to oral testimony but also to affidavits and documents produced in the course of a hearing. Read the rest of this entry »