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Libel: What can Northern Ireland teach us about serious harm? – Mark Hann

Northern Ireland has never shown much enthusiasm for the Defamation Act 2013. When it first came on the agenda for debate there, the Finance Minister at the time declined to table it and declared that ‘Northern Ireland had no plans to review its defamation law’. However, it is only now that the Northern Ireland Assembly has been formally tasked with contemplating similar reform (see the Northern Ireland Defamation Bill) that the full scale of hostility towards the 2013 Act has come to the fore. Continue reading

Northern Ireland: Overview of internet intermediary and media law cases in 2019, Part 2 – Ciaran O’Shiel and Charlotte Turk

In Part 1, we looked at judgments from the Crown Court and High Court in Northern Ireland dealing with a source disclosure order and an interim application concerning Facebook. In Part 2, we consider the Court of Appeal’s judgment involving reporting restriction orders and Sir John Gillen’s report into the law on serious sexual offences. Continue reading

Northern Ireland: Overview of internet intermediary and media law cases in 2019, Part 1 – Ciaran O’Shiel and Charlotte Turk

It was a relatively quiet year, with only three published judgments from the Northern Ireland courts (the same as in 2018). There was one Court of Appeal case, involving reporting restriction orders, with the Crown Court and High Court delivering judgments dealing with a source disclosure order and ‘revenge porn’ images. Continue reading

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