Hearing Report, Gulati v MGN, the second day of the Mirror Phone Hacking damages appeal

22 10 2015

Royal Courts of JusticeThe hearing of the second day of the Mirror Phone Hacking damages appeal took place in the Royal Courts of Justice yesterday before Arden, Rafferty and Kitchin LJJ.  In the morning submissions were made by Mr David Sherborne on behalf of the respondents with a short reply in the afternoon by Lord Pannick QC for MGN.  The Court also heard a separate application for permission to appeal in the Yentob case. Read the rest of this entry »

Media feel pressure as divisions widen on the role of journalists in South Africa – Lesley Cowling

22 10 2015

Top balck journalists John Qwelane (R) and Thami Mazwai are sworn in before theTruth and Reconciliation Commission's special hearing on media at the South African Brocasting Corparation (SABC) in Johannesburg September 17. The two accused mainstream English newspapers of colluding with the apartheid state between 1960 and 1994. SAFRICA TRUTH - RTRTYHA

This month marks the 38th anniversary of the clampdown on the press and the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa. The day is known as Black Wednesday and is also commemorated as National Press Freedom Day.
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