Pictures, privacy and Facebook: Journalists should not assume children’s rights can be ignored – Isabella Piasecka

19 02 2016

isabelkNewspapers routinely lift material from Facebook and other social media, perhaps on the general assumption that photographs, for example, voluntarily uploaded, as opposed to snatched from behind a long lens, are fair game. But, to the extent that reflects the legal position, does it hold true for content accessed from children’s social media accounts? Should it? Read the rest of this entry »

Libel: Why sorry shouldn’t be the hardest word for editors – Nigel Tait and Isabella Piasecka

14 02 2015

Carter RuckThe non-denial denial has long been famous as a cringingly bad attempt to avoid blame (or telling the truth), where over-qualification either weakens the denial, or kills it completely. “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky,” or “We have no plans [before the election] to introduce tuition fees.” Read the rest of this entry »