Sun Four Trial: Military source had highest level of security clearance, court told

15 01 2015

Ministry of DefenceA jury at the trial of four Sun journalists has heard that a civil servant accused of leaking information to the newspaper had the highest possible security clearance. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Anthony Hudson appointed Queen’s Counsel

15 01 2015

06_01_2014_11_12_37_AnthonyHudson2Media and information law specialist Anthony Hudson has been appointed a Queen’s Counsel, it was announced yesterday.

Mr Hudson, who practices at Matrix Chambers, is known for his appearances in a number of notable cases involving reporting restrictions. Read the rest of this entry »

How far do media laws constrain the television debates between party leaders? – Jacob Rowbottom

15 01 2015

media-2010-leaders-debates-clegg-cameron-brownThe negotiations for a debate among party leaders in the 2015 general election are currently being reported as a ‘will they, won’t they’ tale. The stakes are high. What happened in 2010 was remarkable. The debates drew a massive audience and for a brief period focused the attention of millions of voters. At a time of media fragmentation, when we worry that people can increasingly filter out views they do not share, this was an impressive achievement. Read the rest of this entry »