News: UKIP MEP to pay £162,000 damages to three MPs over child abuse scandal remarks – Media Lawyer

6 02 2017

Jane CollinsThe UKIP MEP Jane Collins must pay a total of £162,000 in damages to Rotherham’s three Labour MPs over remarks she made about the town’s child abuse scandal, a judge decided today ([2017] EWHC 162 (QB)). Read the rest of this entry »

Media Reform Coalition: Murdoch’s lobbying efforts are increasing, new analysis finds

6 02 2017

murdoch-may-1Analysis by Media Reform Coalition and 38 Degrees suggests that Murdoch’s lobbying of government intensified ahead of the recent government consultation on the Leveson Inquiry and the announcement by Murdoch’s renewed bid to take over Sky. Read the rest of this entry »

Law and Media Round Up – 6 February 2017

6 02 2017

Weekly Round Up 2There was a widely publicised Statement in Open Court in a case brought by a North London Mosque against the controversial World-Check due diligence database.

Thomson Reuters the publishers of the database, agreed to pay damages and costs and expressed regret for placing Finsbury Park Mosque in the “terrorism category”. There were reports of this, among others, in the Guardian, the Press Gazette and on the BBC website. Read the rest of this entry »