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Case Report: Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Day 10. BBC had “Public interest responsibility” over coverage of search – Media Lawyer

The BBC’s director of news and current affairs has told a High Court judge that journalists had a public interest responsibility to cover a police search of Sir Cliff Richard’s home. Fran Unsworth told Mr Justice Mann at a High Court trial in London that the BBC had a responsibility to report but also to be sensitive. Continue reading

Case Report, Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Day 8, Editor: BBC could have faced criticism for not reporting investigation – Media Lawyer

The BBC might have faced criticism if it had not reported that Sir Cliff Richard was the subject of a police investigation, an editor has told a High Court judge.  Gary Smith told Mr Justice Mann that the BBC could have been accused of not reporting a matter of high public interest because the singer was a high-profile figure. Continue reading

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