Law and Media Round Up – 14 January 2019

14 01 2019

The Hilary Term 2019 began last Friday, 11 January 2019.  We welcomed the New Year with a follow up to our most popular post of 2018, this time “Top 10 Defamation Cases of 2018”. Read the rest of this entry »





Why talking about ‘disinformation’ misses the point when considering radical right ‘alternative’ media – Julia Rone

9 01 2019

In light of the upcoming European Parliament elections, the European Commission published its Action Plan against Disinformation last month, aimed at protecting EU’s “democratic systems and public debates”. Read the rest of this entry »





Family Courts Anonymisation Guidance: a curtain of secrecy? – FCReportingWatch

20 12 2018

The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew MacFarlane recently issued some guidance on the anonymisation of published judgments in family court cases. You can read that guidance here. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 17 December 2018 [Updated]

17 12 2018

The Michaelmas Legal Term 2018 will end on 21 December 2018 with the Hilary Term 2019 commencing on 11 January 2019. INFORRM will be taking a Christmas break with the first Law and Media Round Up of the New Year being published on 14 January 2019. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: R (Jefferies and ors) v Home Secretary and anor, Judgment leaves claimants ‘hacked off’ – Katie Ayres

16 12 2018

By Judgment handed down on 29 November 2018 (R (on the Application of Jefferies and Others) v (1) Secretary of State for the Home Department (2) Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport [2018] EWHC 3239 (Admin)) Lord Justice Davis and Mr Justice Ouseley dismissed the Claimants claims for Judicial Review of the Government’s decision to not embark on ‘Part 2’ of the Leveson Inquiry. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 10 December 2018

10 12 2018

On 4 December 2018 the Fourth Section of the European Court of Human Rights gave judgment in the ruled on the important case of Magyar Jeti Zrt v. Hungary [2018] ECHR 990. Read the rest of this entry »





European regulation of video-sharing platforms: what’s new, and will it work? – Lubos Kuklis

6 12 2018

The revision of EU’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD), adopted earlier this month after a legislative journey of more than two years, introduces (among other things) a completely new element to media regulation – the regulatory framework for video-sharing platforms (VSPs). Read the rest of this entry »