The “Forgotten Terrorists”, another piece of nonsense on the Times front page – Evan Harris

13 11 2014

TimesThe main headline on the front page of yesterday’s Times tells us that “Terrorists are exploiting the ‘right to be forgotten’”. It is a striking headline and, like the Times’ front page story three weeks ago about the police using a “loophole to hack phones”, it is total nonsense. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Strasbourg: Conviction of journalist for reporting about sex abuses violated Article 10 – Flutura Kusari and Dirk Voorhoof

13 11 2014

Iceland-DVIn Erla Hlynsdottir v. Iceland (No. 2), an Icelandic journalist had been convicted for defamation after reporting that the director of a Christian rehabilitation centre and his wife had been involved in sex games with patients of the centre. Read the rest of this entry »





Mazher Mahmood and the Met: Too Close for Comfort? – The Regular Contributor

13 11 2014

MahmoodThere were sea changes at the Metropolian Police Service (MPS) and at the News of the World (NOTW) as the 1990s came to a close. The new MPS Commissioner –  John Stevens – wanted to encourage positive press through a closer relationship with national newspapers. Read the rest of this entry »