Law and Media Round Up – 13 January 2020 [Updated2]

13 01 2020

The Hilary Term legal term begins on Monday 13 January 2020 and ends on 8 April 2020 and a new legal decade begins.  The Inforrm winter break comes to an end today. Read the rest of this entry »





Interim privacy injunctions: a change in the rules to improve the recording of data – Paul Magrath

10 01 2020

In 2017 a new list was created in the Queen’s Bench Division, to be known as the Media and Communications List, and Mr Justice Warby, a media law specialist, was put in charge of it. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 16 December 2019

16 12 2019

The Michaelmas Term ends on 20 December 2019.  The winter legal vacation will last until 13 January 2020 when the Hilary term begins.  This is the last round up of this term. Read the rest of this entry »





Monthly International Law and Media Round Up – Suneet Sharma

11 12 2019

This is the first instalment in a regular new series from Inforrm highlighting press and case reports of new media and information cases from around the world.  It is intended to complement our United States: Monthly Round Up posts.  Please let us know if there are other cases and jurisdictions which we should be covering. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 9 December 2019 [Updated]

9 12 2019

On 6 December 2019, following a four-day defamation trial at a federal court in Los Angeles, a jury has found in favour of Elon Musk, ruling that he did not defame a British caver Vernon Unsworth, who helped in last year’s rescue of trapped Thai schoolboys by calling him a “pedo guy”. There was an INFORRM post on the case. Read the rest of this entry »





Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia University: Newsletter

7 12 2019

Columbia Global Freedom of Expression seeks to contribute to the development of an integrated and progressive jurisprudence and understanding on freedom of expression and information around the world.  It maintains an extensive database of international case law. This is its newsletter dealing with recent developments  in the field. Read the rest of this entry »





Grace Millane’s trial exposes a dark trend in media coverage of violence against women – Daisy Richards

6 12 2019

The murder of Grace Millane in 2018 seized front pages of media outlets worldwide, with article after article fixated on details of her personal history. Read the rest of this entry »





United States: Monthly Round Up – 6 October 2019

6 12 2019

Welcome to INFORRM’s US Monthly Round Up which we have decided to revive for the benefit of our readers. Posts will consider monthly developments in media law across the United States. We hope readers find this useful. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 2 December 2019 [Updated2]

2 12 2019

A permanent injunction has been granted to regulate protests against the teaching of “LGBT issues” at Anderton Park School in Birmingham.  After a 5 day trial in October, Warby J handed down a reserved judgment on Tuesday 26 November 2019 ([2019] EWHC 3217 (QB)). Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 25 November 2019 [Updated]

25 11 2019

The main political parties have now released their election manifestos. The Labour, Green and Lib Dem manifestos include commitments to implementation of the Leveson proposals and the holding of Leveson Part 2. Read the rest of this entry »