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Month: October 2015 (Page 1 of 5)

Case Law, Strasbourg: Pentikäinen v. Finland, Journalist covering demonstration must comply with police order to disperse – Dirk Voorhoof

DemonstrationThe Council of Europe Task Force for Freedom of Expression and Media recently published a book entitled “Journalism at risk. Threats, challenges and perspectives”. Since a Grand Chamber judgment of the European Court of Human Rights of 20 October 2015, a new threat for journalistic freedom has obviously emerged – the risk that journalists will be detained, prosecuted and convicted for disobeying a police order while covering a public demonstration. At least, that is the consequence of the judgment in the case of Pentikäinen v. Finland. Continue reading

Case Law: Tickle v North Tyneside, Judge allows publication of article about children in care – Rosalind English

anonymous-femaleBefore the court in the case of Tickle v Council of the Borough of North Tyneside and others ([2015] EWHC 2991 (Fam)) were cross applications by a journalist and the local authority regarding care proceedings which the former wished to report. The individual in question was a mother (representing herself in these proceedings) who had had a number of children taken into care in the past. Continue reading

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