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Month: March 2019 (Page 2 of 4)

Family Courts: The President’s guidance on anonymisation in published judgments – Annie Bertram

On 7 December 2018, Sir Andrew McFarlane, the President of the Family Division [pic], issued some practice guidance to judges entitled Practice Guidance: anonymisation and avoidance of the identification of children and the treatment of explicit descriptions of the sexual abuse of children in judgments intended for the public arena (see January [2019] Fam Law 68). Continue reading

Why news outlets should think twice about republishing the New Zealand mosque shooter’s livestream – Colleen Murrell

Like so many times before with acts of mass violence in different parts of the world, news of shootings at two Christchurch mosques on Friday instantly ricocheted around the world via social media. When these incidents occur, online activity follows a predictable pattern as journalists and others try to learn the name of the perpetrator and any reason behind the killings. Continue reading

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