The Daily Mail, Max Mosley and Me – Brian Cathcart

9 03 2018

You may not have seen this, but the Daily Mail has published an article complaining of Max Mosley’s ‘hidden donations to aid press-hating professor‘, and the professor in question is me. I am not, of course, a press hater, but I do despise the dishonesty and hypocrisy of the Daily Mail, of which this turns out to be a vivid example.   Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Strasbourg: Butkevich v Russia, Journalistic newsgathering during demonstrations – Dirk Voorhoof and Daniel Simons

9 03 2018

In a case about a Ukrainian journalist being arrested during an anti-globalisation protest in Russia, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Butkevich v. Russia (13 February 2018) has clarified that the gathering of information is an essential preparatory step in journalism and an inherent, protected part of press freedom. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Statement in Open Court, Defendant apologises to supplement supplier over false “dead mouse” claim

9 03 2018

In a statement in open court [pdf] read before Mr Justice Nicklin on 7 March 2018 a  customer who made social media posts claiming that a nutrition product contained a dead mouse has apologised to the manufacturer and supplier and has agreed to pay costs and damages. Read the rest of this entry »