Now that the legal term has ended, Inforrm is taking a winter break for a couple of weeks to allow the editorial team to relax and recover. We will have a some occasional posts over the next fortnight but the full normal service will not be resumed until 10 January 2022.
This year we have had 365 posts on Inforrm on our usual very wide variety of media and legal topics from authors from all areas of media law and all round the world. We have had nearly 400,000 page views this year, more than half from the UK with the United States, India, Australia and Ireland again making up the rest of the top five.
Since we first started posting in January 2010 we have had more than 5,500 posts and over 5.8 million views. Many thanks to all our readers for following the blog and our twitter feed. And thank you for the many positive comments we have had (and the constructive negative ones). Thanks also to everyone who has written for the blog.
As we have said many times before, Inforrm is intended to be a forum for debate and we welcome contributions from all points of view about issues concerning “media and law”. We can be contacted via the email address on the home page.
The Top 10 posts of 2021 were all part of our Suneet Sharma’s ever popular “Top 10 series” – from 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 – with Top 10 Defamation Cases of 2020 being top of the list with over 22,000 views in 2021.
The top 10 new posts of 2021 were:
- The Criminalisation of Drill Music and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights – Colette Allen
- Hearing Report: The Mail on Sunday Meghan appeal: Day 3: Final exchanges and judgment reserved – Brian Cathcart
- South Africa: Defamation, Manuel v Malema in the Supreme Court of Appeal – Dario Milo
- Matt Hancock: privacy, the public interest and illegally obtained images
- The Stokes Family’s Privacy Claim: Why the Sun had to settle – Paul Wragg
- Case Law: Summerfield Browne Ltd v Waymouth, Solicitors win £25,000 damages over defamatory online review – Mike Dodd
- Pandora Papers: the only public interest issue is media malpractice in sponsoring cyber hacking – Paul Wragg
- Judicial Statistics, Defamation Claims in 2020: A Libel Thaw? – Robert Sharp
- News, Strasbourg: Pal v UK, Arrest and prosecution of a journalist violated Article 10
- Saint Piers, Free Speech Martyr – Paul Wragg