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The rise of online abuse in lockdown: Part 2, how to deal with stalking – Alicia Mendonca-Richards

One of the many unfortunate side effects of life in lockdown has been an increase in online abuse, with police,cybersecurity firms and charities alike reporting an increase in online stalking and harassment, as well as a surge in cases of revenge porn. Lockdowns cause internet use and screen time to increase, while making it harder for victims to conceal their location or avoid social media. As a result, not only is online abuse more frequent, but its effects can be even more devastating. Continue reading

Law and Media Round Up – 15 February 2021

On 11 February Lord Justice Warby handed down judgment on the summary judgment application in the case of HRH Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2021] EWHC 273 (Ch).  The judge ruled that the publication of the Duchess’s letter to her father by the Mail on Sunday was “manifestly excessive and hence unlawful” and that “there is no prospect that a different judgment would be reached after a trial”. Continue reading

Australia: Chau Chak Wing’s $590,000 defamation win shows investigative journalism is risky business – Michael Douglas

What are the biggest domestic news stories you remember from the last few years?  Apart from all the natural disasters, I think of stories about George Pell, the coverage that led to the Banking Royal Commission, the SAS in Afghanistan and because I am a law nerd, the reporting on former High Court Justice Dyson Heydon. Continue reading

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