If you only read Britain’s best-selling tabloid newspaper you would think that the last 6 months of Sun journalists appearing in the criminal courts have led to a total vindication for the paper and for its version of journalistic ethics. Continue reading
After a break in the annual sequence in 2013, we are delighted to publish our media and law quiz for 2014 . This year’s quiz has been set by the winner of our 2010 and 2011 competitions, and our 2012 quiz master extraordinaire, Benjamin Pell. Continue reading
The last year was, again, a relatively quiet one in the English media law courts, with the predicted flood of litigation seeking to work out the meaning of the newly in force Defamation Act 2013 failing to materialise and privacy activity continuing at a relatively low level. Continue reading
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has backed Non-Governmental Organisation Global Witness in its battle over protecting its journalistic sources. Diamond billionaire Beny Steinmetz, his company, BSGR, and three individuals associated with him had filed High Court claims under the Data Protection Act 1998, alleging that the NGO’s reporting of a bribery scandal in West Africa was infringing their privacy.
The legal term in England and Wales ended on Friday 19 December 2014 and the civil courts will not re-open until Monday 12 January 2015. The Inforrm blog is taking a winter break again this year to allow our editorial team to relax. Continue reading
The idea of drones is one that most people probably associate with the battlefield. The use of these unmanned aircraft in warzones has caused controversy but this is not the only scenario in which they are used. Continue reading
A tipster who supplied a story to the Sun about the death of a prisoner in solitary confinement at a Category A prison may have been pretending to be a prison officer, a court was told yesterday. Continue reading
A Statement in Open Court [pdf] was read in today in the High Court before Mr Justice Dingemans in the privacy case of Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini v. Bauer Consumer Media Limited. Heat magazine apologised and agreed to pay damages and costs. Continue reading