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United States: Media and Law Round Up – October 2020

It is with much sadness that we note the passing of Supreme Court of the Unites States Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who passed away on 18 September 2020. The Supreme Court of the United States released a statement in the wake of her death.  Ginsberg was 87 and was a  feminist icon on the Court.  Her passing drew obituaries from US media far and wide; from the New York Times, CNBC News, The New Yorker and The Economist among others. Continue reading

And you thought that the Johnny Depp and Amanda Heard relationship was toxic … why the press needs a superhero (just not Captain Jack Sparrow) – Peter Coe

In deciding what to write about for this post I was not short of topics and material. I could have talked about how the Court of Justice of the European Union has, in one fell swoop, caused a headache of Captain Jack Sparrow-hangover proportions (more on him in a moment) for many businesses around Europe by invalidating the EU-US Privacy Shield. Continue reading

Australia: Media reporting on mental illness, violence and crime needs to change – Anna Ross, Elizabeth Paton, Michelle Blanchard

The media is a key source of information about mental illness for the public, and research shows media coverage can influence public attitudes and perceptions of mental ill-health. But when it comes to complex mental illnesses such as psychosis and schizophrenia, media coverage tends to emphasise negative aspects, often choosing to focus on portrayals of violence, unpredictability and danger to others. Continue reading

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