A closer look at the public interest defence – Jessica Lovell

3 04 2019

Section 4 of the Defamation Act 2013 (“the Act”) gives defendants who have published material concerning matters of public interest a defence to an action for defamation.  The archetypal defendant in this context would usually be a professional journalist who has published a piece of investigative journalism.

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Privacy: Attack of the Drones – Jessica Lovell

21 12 2014

drone-camera-ukThe idea of drones is one that most people probably associate with the battlefield. The use of these unmanned aircraft in warzones has caused controversy but this is not the only scenario in which they are used. Read the rest of this entry »





Grief, Privacy, Social Media, MH17 and Sky News: where is the line between news and voyeurism? – Jessica Lovell

10 08 2014

Ukraine-Colin-Braz_2981190bSky News were left red faced last month after presenter Colin Brazier was shown rummaging through the items of a passenger at the crash site of flight MH17. The presenter immediately acknowledged the error in judgment and stated on air that he “shouldn’t be doing this”. Read the rest of this entry »





The Rich Kids of Snapchat – Jessica Lovell and Ellis Schindler

18 07 2014

Rich KidsWith the current obsession with television shows following the lives of the privileged and wealthy, it is somewhat unsurprising that Social Media groups which offer a sneak peak at the opulent lifestyles of the young and rich have gone viral. Perhaps the best known such group is “Rich Kids on Snapchat”. Read the rest of this entry »