Whose Article 10 rights – the journalist or the confidential source? – Panopticon

Posted October 26th, 2016 in appeals, confidentiality, disclosure, human rights, media, news, police by sally

‘Does a media corporation breach a source’s article 10 rights by voluntarily disclosing their identity to the police? Is source confidentiality lost by criminal conduct? These are the questions that the Court of Appeal had to grapple with in the appeal against conviction brought by former prison officer Robert Norman.’

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Panopticon, 24th October 2016

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Christopher Biggins cleared by Ofcom over Big Brother bisexual comments – BBC News

Posted October 26th, 2016 in children, complaints, media, news, transsexuals by sally

‘Comments about bisexuality made by Christopher Biggins on Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother have been found not in breach of broadcasting rules.’

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BBC News, 24th October 2016

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IPCC to assess Sir Norman Bettison’s Hillsborough book – BBC News

Posted October 24th, 2016 in complaints, inquests, media, news, police, prosecutions, sport, unlawful killing by michael

‘A book by a former chief inspector about his involvement in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster will be assessed by the police watchdog and prosecutors.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2016

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Regulator clears Kelvin MacKenzie after hijab article complaints – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2016 in complaints, media, news, religious discrimination by tracey

‘A complaint from a Channel 4 presenter about a column written in The Sun by Kelvin MacKenzie has not been upheld.’

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BBC news, 19th October 2016

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Philip Turvey wins defamation settlement against Daniel Curran of Heir Hunters – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2016 in costs, damages, defamation, media, news by tracey

‘TV genealogist to pay damages after conceding that rival was maligned by campaign to circulate false information.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2016

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Ched Evans’ family may ‘take action’ against Loose Women – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2016 in complaints, consent, media, news, rape by sally

‘The family of footballer Ched Evans have said they may take legal action after a discussion of his rape acquittal on ITV’s Loose Women.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2016

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Star Wars firm fined £1.6m over Harrison Ford injury – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2016 in accidents, fines, health & safety, media, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A production company behind the latest Star Wars movie has been fined £1.6m ($2m) after Harrison Ford broke his leg on set.’

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BBC News, 12th October 2016

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Newspapers warned of heavy fines if they identify sex case victims – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2016 in anonymity, disclosure, fines, media, news, victims by tracey

‘Media lawyers have warned that the next national newspaper found guilty of identifying the alleged victim of a sexual assault is likely to face a six-figure penalty, following the latest case, which has resulted in an £80,000 fine for the Telegraph.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2016

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Great British Bake Off an example of the legal challenges in protecting TV formats, say experts – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 11th, 2016 in copyright, intellectual property, media, news, trade marks by sally

‘The recent sale of rights to broadcast The Great British Bake Off has highlighted the legal challenges facing broadcasters keen to protect their rights and interests in TV formats.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th October 2016

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Scores of cases set to be reviewed or dropped after collapse of Tulisa trial – The Independent

‘The Criminal Cases Review Commission has confirmed it is reviewing six cases involving celebrities who were convicted following involvement with Mazher Mahmood, better known as the Fake Sheikh.’

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The Independent, 6th October 2016

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Ofcom investigates Christopher Biggins’s CBB bisexuality remarks – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2016 in complaints, homosexuality, media, news by sally

‘Ofcom has begun an investigation into Christopher Biggins’s comments about bisexuality on Celebrity Big Brother.’

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The Guardian, 26th September 2016

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Conviction: Murder at the Station review – a gripping search for truth – The Guardian

Posted September 22nd, 2016 in BBC, media, murder, news by sally

‘Did Roger Kearney really kill his lover in 2008, or is he serving a life sentence on little direct evidence? This BBC two-parter allows the viewer to judge both sides of the argument.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2016

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UK advertising watchdog admits it was wrong to ban Greenpeace fracking advert – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2016 in advertising, complaints, energy, environmental protection, media, news by tracey

‘The UK’s advertising watchdog has admitted it made the wrong decision when it banned a Greenpeace advert last year which claimed fracking would not cut energy bills.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2016

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BBC journalist wins £50,000 payout after failing to prioritise report on Prince George’s birth – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2016 in compensation, media, news, race discrimination, royal family, unfair dismissal by tracey

‘A BBC journalist has won £50,000 in compensation after he was sacked for prioritising a report on Sri Lankan politics over the birth of Prince George.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2016

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Prince George photos breached privacy, watchdog rules – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2016 in complaints, media, news, photography, privacy, royal family by tracey

‘Photographs showing Prince George sitting on a police motorbike have been ruled to be a breach of privacy by the press standards watchdog.’

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BBC News, 15th September 2016

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Orgreave: Home Secretary to announce inquiry into police violence against miners – The Independent

Posted September 15th, 2016 in inquiries, media, miners, news, police, violence by tracey

‘The Government will announce an inquiry into police conduct at the so-called Battle of Orgreave in 1984, it has been reported.’

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The Independent, 15th September 2016

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Rupert Murdoch’s News UK to be censured for misleading Parliament over phone hacking scandal – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 14th, 2016 in interception, media, news, parliament, sanctions, select committees, telecommunications by tracey

‘Rupert Murdoch’s media company News UK is to be censured by Parliament for its conduct in the aftermath of the phone hacking scandal. It is understood that the House of Commons Standards and Privileges Committee will find the company and a number of senior individuals guilty of misleading Parliament.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th September 2016

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Solicitors slam The Archers for creating ‘unrealistic’ expections of British legal system – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2016 in barristers, BBC, domestic violence, legal profession, media, news, solicitors, trials by sally

‘Leading solicitors have complained they are being sidelined by The Archers’ trial plot which has given those accused of crimes unrealistic expectations from barristers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th September 2016

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The Archers trial: verdicts from the lawyer, the counsellor and the prison expert – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2016 in attempts, BBC, domestic violence, media, murder, news by sally

‘The dramatic trial of Helen Titchener for the attempted murder of her husband is finally under way. How is her barrister performing; is Helen’s predicament true to life; and what will prison be like, if she is convicted?’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2016

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What does the Sunday Mirror allege Keith Vaz did – and is it illegal? – The Guardian

‘Is it against the law to buy sex or to offer to pay for cocaine? And are poppers legal?’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2016

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