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Law and Media Round Up – 24 January 2022

The case of Banks v Cadwalladr concluded before Steyn J in the Royal Courts of Justice this week, with Cadwalladr arguing that her belief that the “covert relationship” between Banks and the Russian government was reasonable; the defence of public interest applies. She argued the meaning that the court ascribed to the words complained of (that Banks had received Russian money, or lied about receiving Russian money) was not what she intended. Rather, she only meant to imply about the extent of his contacts with Russia. Judgement is reserved. Inforrm published an article on the closing submissions here. Continue reading

Australia: Forget calls for a royal commission into big media players, this is the inquiry we really need

The deeply partisan report of the Senate Inquiry into Media Diversity, tabled on 9 December 2021, is a disappointment.  The main report by the Greens and Labor endorsed the campaign by former prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull for a royal commission into media diversity and ownership, which they want to examine the influence of News Corporation and its owner, Rupert Murdoch. Continue reading

Law and Media Round Up – 13 December 2021

On 8 and 9 December 2021, the settlement of 15 phone hacking claims against News Group Newspapers was announced in a series of statements in open court. Most attention was given to the statement read by actress Sienna Miller, which made a number of allegations against The Sun for what was described as “prolonged” and “substantial” phone hacking, and leaking news that Ms Miller was pregnant. Continue reading

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