Law and Media Round Up – 16 July 2018

16 07 2018

On Wednesday 18 July 2018, Mr Justice Mann will hand down his eagerly awaited reserved judgment the case of Sir Cliff Richard v BBC.  This was heard on in April and May 2018 over a period of thirteen days. Read the rest of this entry »





Theresa May did the bidding of the press, now they call her a traitor – Brian Cathcart

14 07 2018
She used up capital cancelling Leveson 2 for them, but it did not buy her favourable coverage. She is the corporate papers’ ever-willing victim: the more she appeases them, the harder they kick her.

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How to cure media amnesia – Laura Basu

12 07 2018

I’ve written previously about the role played by media amnesia in the decade of austerity and general doom we’ve found ourselves in since the 2008 financial crisis. Briefly, after the banking collapse, private debt became public debt as governments saved their banking sectors and the credit crunch led to a deep recession. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 9 July 2018

9 07 2018

On Thursday 5 July 2018 the European Parliament voted on long debated changes to copyright law enshrined in the Copyright Directive which had recently been approved by Parliament’s committee on legal affairs. Read the rest of this entry »





Five causes of media amnesia – Laura Basu

7 07 2018

Remember when the banks created the mac daddy of economic crashes? Back in 2008, you would have had plenty of company if you thought the end was nigh for the economic model producing that crisis. Read the rest of this entry »





“Britain requires an independent regulator with teeth”, the belated (partial) conversion of the British Press to effective regulation – Hugh Tomlinson QC

6 07 2018

For 70 years the British press has resolutely resisted any form of independent regulation. The oligarchs who control the large media corporations have successfully resisted the regulatory recommendations of inquiries from the 1949 Royal Commission on the Press to the 2012 Leveson Report. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 2 July 2018

2 07 2018

We noted last week that there has been a 40% increase in issued defamation cases in 2017.  The reasons for this increase are unclear. There was a piece on the Out-law.com website suggesting that the growing use of social media could be a factor in the increase in claims. Read the rest of this entry »