Vacation Round Up – 27 May 2019

27 05 2019

The Easter legal term ended on Friday 24 May 2019.  The Trinity Legal Term begins on Tuesday 4 June 2019.  Inforrm is, therefore, taking a “mini-break” but this round up will cover some of the news of the past week. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 20 May 2019

20 05 2019

On Friday 17 May 2019, the Court of Appeal (Lewison, McCombe and Haddon-Cave LJJ) handed down a judgment ([2019] EWCA Civ 852) which comprehensively reversed the decision of the first instance judge, Mr Justice Jay, given after a 7 day libel trial. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 13 May 2019

13 05 2019

The President of Family Division has published draft guidance as to reporting in the Family Courts [pdf]. There is a consultation running until 30 June 2019. This covered on the Transparency Project blog and there are reports in the Law Society Gazette and in the Press Gazette. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 6 May 2019

6 05 2019

The short Easter legal term began on Tuesday 30 April 2019 and ends 4½ weeks later on 24 May 2019.  This will be a busy term. This is the end of the Inforrm Easter break. Read the rest of this entry »





Migrants and the media: what shapes the narratives on immigration in different countries – Rob McNeil

26 04 2019

File 20190426 194609 sjhjyi.png?ixlib=rb 1.1If you want to spoil a movie for yourself, wait for a nice dramatic moment and then imagine what it was like to shoot it: the cameras, sound and lighting crews all around; the portable toilets round the back; the half-finished bowl of crisps on the catering table. If a film is to succeed, it needs us to suspend our disbelief and not think about the process. Read the rest of this entry »





Inforrm: Beginning of Easter Break

21 04 2019

The Hilary Legal Term ended  last Wednesday, 17 April 2019, and the short Easter Term will not begin until Tuesday 30 April 2018. The High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court are on “vacation” over this period and Inforrm is taking a short Easter break. Read the rest of this entry »





Byline Times: a new approach to journalism? – Paul Magrath

17 04 2019

Having been developed as an online journal, Byline Times has now launched itself into the physical newspaper world with a special Brexit Edition. They say: Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 15 April 2019

15 04 2019

This week finally saw the publication of the long awaited White Paper on Online Harms.  We had a post about the launch. It attracted generally positive responses across various media  – although no one was wholly convinced by the proposals. Read the rest of this entry »





Discover Leveson: new online resource offers researchers convenient access to historic inquiry evidence – Paul Magrath

12 04 2019

A comprehensive and interactive online research resource, containing all the evidence and publications of the Leveson Inquiry into press misconduct (2011-12) has been developed and hosted by Kingston University under the leadership of its Professor of Journalism, Brian Cathcart. Read the rest of this entry »





Media Reform Coalition: Media Manifesto 2019

10 04 2019

The Media Reform Coalition (“MRC”) has pulled together extensive academic research and a number of briefing reports produced by, and in consultation with, a broad range of experts and stakeholders to produce its latest Media Manifesto. Read the rest of this entry »