The Inforrm blog yesterday reached three million hits – nearly 5½ years after our launch. Once again, we would like to thank all our readers and the many people who have contributed to the success of the blog over this period and particularly the large number of people who have written for us over the past 5 years.
We reached 500,000 hits in June 2011, one million hits in May 2012 and two million hits in March 2014. We have now had over 3,100 posts on the blog (searchable from our front page). The blog has over a 1,500 followers (who receive emails of each new post) and our Twitter feed (retweeting links to new media and law stories) has over 2,800 followers. Follow us @inforrm
Our Top Twenty Posts of all time have been as follows (in descending order of popularity):
- Harassment and injunctions: Cheryl Cole – Natalie Peck
- “The cases of Vanessa Perroncel and John Terry – a curious legal affair” – Dominic Crossley
- Case Law, Strasbourg: Von Hannover v Germany (No.2) – Unclear clarification and unappreciated margins – Kirsten Sjøvoll
- Social Media: How many people use Twitter and what do we think about it?
- Case Law: ETK v News Group Newspapers “Privacy Injunctions and Children” – Edward Craven
- Case Law: OPO v MLA, Shock and disbelief at the Court of Appeal – Dan Tench
- News: Tulisa “Sex Tape”, false privacy turns into true privacy
- The Perils of “Revenge Porn” – Alex Cochrane
- La Regina Nuda and Italian Privacy Law – Athalie Matthews and Giacomo Parmigiani
- Case Law: Růžový Panter, OS v Czech Republic: Anti-Corruption NGO defamation case, no violation of Article 10
- Case Law: “Spiller v Joseph – the New Defence of Honest Comment” – Catherine Rhind
- Case Law: Iqbal v Dean Manson, harassment by letter – Edward Craven
- The MP and the “Super-Injunction” – rumour, myth and distortion (again)
- Case Law: DFT v TFD – super injunctions, again – Mark Thomson
- News: Hemming MP’s “super injunction victim” named as sex abuse fabricator
- The BBC, Lord McAlpine and Libel Law
- Case Law: Thornton v Telegraph Media Group, an offer of amends defence fails – Hugh Tomlinson QC [Updated]
- Case Law, Strasbourg: Delfi AS v Estonia: Court Strikes Serious Blow to Free Speech Online – Gabrielle Guillemin
- Anonymity, “Take That” and Reporting Privacy Injunctions
- How to avoid defamation – Steven Price
Finally, to repeat a point we have made many times since our launch – one of the main purposes of the Inforrm blog is to provide a forum for serious debate on media and legal issues and we repeat our invitation to anyone who is interested in a guest post (or repost) on any of the topics which we cover. Subject to the usual rules of lawfulness, decency and the avoidance of gratuitous personal attacks we accept contributions on media and legal topics from all points of view. Please let us have any suggestions by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.