Leveson report: law on libel and the Press Complaints Commission – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted December 18th, 2012 in complaints, defamation, media, news, reports by sally

“It was perhaps timely, following so soon as it did in the wake of the Leveson Report, that an Australian radio station telephoned the private hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for acute morning sickness, and pretended to be the Queen. Whilst it was amusing that the presenters, who themselves confessed that they thought their accents would give them away, actually managed to obtain any information, it also raises once again the ugly spectre of press control, and what information should be freely available to the press to broadcast to the world, and what should be left strictly in the private domain.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 18th December 2012

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