Journalists and the courts: where the Sun and its friends are wrong – Brian Cathcart

20 04 2015

s18Amid the sustained press attacks on Operation Elveden and on the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in relation to the prosecution of journalists on charges arising out of payments to public officials, it is worth remembering four basic points.  Read the rest of this entry »





Strasbourg, Grand Chamber Hearing: Can the right to freedom of expression justify the reporting about Monaco’s reigning monarch’s illegitimate child? – Dirk Voorhoof

20 04 2015

Prince AlbertOn 15 April 2015, the Grand Chamber of the ECtHR held a hearing in the case of Couderc and Hachette Filipacchi Associés v. France (App. no. 40454/07). The hearing is webcasted and can be viewed on the Court’s website, here. The case concerns the right of privacy and reputation of Monaco’s reigning monarch conflicting with the right to freedom of expression of the French magazine Paris-Match. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 20 April 2015

20 04 2015

Weekly Round Up 2On 17 April 2015, the Crown Prosecution Service issued a statement concerning its re-review of Operation Elveden cases. It announced that no further action would be taken in the cases of nine out of the twelve journalists awaiting trial or re-trial. Read the rest of this entry »