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Inforrm's Blog · 17h ago

Law and Media Round Up – 20 February 2017

In a rare radio interview this week the President of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger, said that politicians were too slow to defend judges after November’s Brexit case. He said said that t...
Inforrm's Blog · 1d ago

Hacked Off: Leveson Part 2, Refuting the Myths about the Inquiry

As part of a campaign in favour of the commencement of the promised Part 2 of the Leveson Inquiry into the “Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press” Hacked Off has published a document [p...
Inforrm's Blog · 2d ago

Select Committee Inquiry into “Fake News”: Submissions invited (but perhaps not in relation to newspapers)

On 30 January 2017, the House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport launched an inquiry into the phenomenon of “fake news” and invited submissions from members of the publi...
Inforrm's Blog · 3d ago

Case Law, Australia: Google Inc v Trkulja, Trkulja III not as good as the originals – Justin Castelan

By 2008, Indiana Jones had fought, flown and fallen through several great adventures: all against great odds, in the face of powerful empires and despite significant hurdles, he ploughed on…...
Inforrm's Blog · 3d ago

How has media policy responded to fake news? – Emma Goodman

The UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee recently  launched an inquiry into ‘fake news’ which the Committee chair describes as a “threat to democracy” that “undermines conf...
Inforrm's Blog · 4d ago

Transparency Project: Family Court Reporting Watch – Weekly Round-Up, No. 14

The purpose of this update is to correct, clarify and comment on media reports of family court cases, to explain and comment on published Judgments of family cases and to highlight other tra...
Inforrm's Blog · 5d ago

Case Law, Strasbourg: Selmani and Ors v. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: influential judgment on press galleries and parliamentary reporting – Jonathan McCully

On 9 February 2017, the European Court of Human Rights handed down an important judgment in Selmani and Ors v. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Application No. 67259/14), a case th...
Inforrm's Blog · 6d ago

How can justice be “seen to be done” in an online system? – Penelope Gibbs

The government is proceeding hell for leather with online justice both in the civil and criminal spheres. This week it published a response to its consultation on aspects of the “Transformin...
Inforrm's Blog · 6d ago

Espionage and the Law Commission: a reasoned consultation paper which requires a reasoned response

The Law Commission is an independent body – currently chaired by Lord Justice Bean – which examines the present state of the law in various areas and, after consultation, makes proposals for...
Inforrm's Blog · 1w ago

Northern Ireland: Defamation claims in 2016 – Olivia O’Kane

I have now obtained the figures concerning the numbers of defamation cases issued in Northern Ireland in 2016.  These figures are based on a search of the Court’s records for the period 1 Ja...