Ofcom rejects Brewdog complaint over BBC documentary – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2024 in BBC, complaints, freedom of expression, media, news, privacy, public interest by tracey

‘A complaint by Brewdog about a BBC documentary that highlighted allegations of inappropriate behaviour against the beer giant’s chief executive has been rejected by Ofcom.’

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BBC News, 19th February 2024

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Prince Harry settles rest of Mirror Group phone-hacking claims – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2024 in costs, damages, interception, media, news, privacy, royal family, telecommunications by michael

‘The Duke of Sussex has settled the remaining parts of his phone-hacking claim against the publisher of the Daily Mirror, the high court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2024

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GB News presenter Neil Oliver cleared by Ofcom over ‘turbo cancer’ conspiracy claims – The Independent

Posted February 8th, 2024 in complaints, coronavirus, media, news, vaccination by sally

‘GB News presenter Neil Oliver has been cleared by Ofcom, after sparking outrage with claims coronavirus vaccinations were causing “turbo cancer”.’

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The Independent, 7th February 2024

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Brianna Ghey: Why teenagers who killed her can be named – BBC News

‘Two teenagers who murdered 16-year-old Brianna Ghey after devising a “kill list” of children to target will be named for the first time today.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2024

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I’ve fought for years to report what really goes on in family courts. At last, journalists can – Louise Tickle – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2024 in family courts, media, news, pilot schemes, reporting restrictions by sally

‘Allowing journalists to report on hearings is welcome. Now editors need to give them the resources to be able to tell these complex stories properly.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2024

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Prince Harry pursues 115 further phone hacking claims after Mirror victory – The Independent

Posted January 31st, 2024 in costs, interception, media, news, privacy, royal family, telecommunications by tracey

‘A phone hacking case brought by the Duke of Sussex and other celebrities against Mirror Group was “overwhelmingly successful” with demands made for the publisher to pay out nearly £2m in costs, a court heard. Prince Harry’s case against Mirror newspapers remains ongoing as he presses ahead with a further 115 articles that he claims were sourced unlawfully, with decisions on costs reserved until this is determined.’

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The Independent, 30th January 2024

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Laurence Fox loses High Court battle after calling two people paedophiles on social media – The Independent

Posted January 30th, 2024 in defamation, internet, media, news by tracey

‘The actor Laurence Fox has lost his High Court libel battle with two people he referred to as paedophiles on social media.’

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The Independent, 29th January 2024

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Austerity contributing to rise in children in care – head of Family Court – BBC News

‘Austerity has contributed to a rise in the number of children in care, the most senior judge in the family courts has told the BBC.’

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BBC News, 29th January 2024

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Financial Sanction and Free Speech in the High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Graham Phillips, the Claimant, is a British national and video blogger who posts content from the Donbass dressed in Russian military fatigues. He says he is a journalist who provides a “counterbalance” to widespread western misunderstanding of the true situation in Ukraine but the Administrative Court disagrees. On 12 January 2024, it handed down judgment in R (Phillips) v Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs [2024] EWHC 32 (Admin), in which it upheld the Government’s view that the Claimant is a propagandist for Russia who is lawfully subject to a sanctions regime which allows the state to freeze his assets.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th January 2024

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Almost half of family courts to allow reporting in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted January 12th, 2024 in anonymity, families, family courts, media, news, pilot schemes, reporting restrictions by sally

‘A pilot scheme to allow journalists and legal bloggers to report cases from three family courts in England and Wales is to be extended to almost half of the courts in the countries.’

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BBC News, 12th January 2024

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Judge dismisses disclosure application to protect media source – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 2nd, 2024 in disclosure, law firms, media, news by tracey

‘A High Court judge has dismissed a disclosure application in the ongoing litigation involving international firm Dechert and its former head of white-collar crime after finding that even a redacted document might risk revealing a journalist’s source.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 29th December 2023

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GB News: Ofcom rules breached over Don’t Kill Cash campaign – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2023 in bias, bills, codes of practice, media, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘GB News breached impartiality rules with an episode of The Live Desk, which promoted its branded campaign Don’t Kill Cash, Ofcom has said.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2023

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High Court: Mirror’s legal department knew about hacking for years – Legal Futures

Posted December 18th, 2023 in interception, media, news, privacy, royal family, telecommunications by sally

‘The legal department at Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) was aware of phone hacking far earlier than it admitted, the High Court found last week in the claim brought by Prince Harry.’

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Legal Futures, 18th December 2023

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Harry wins 15 claims in phone-hacking case against Mirror publisher – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2023 in compensation, damages, interception, media, news, privacy, royal family, telecommunications by tracey

‘Prince Harry has won 15 claims in his case accusing Mirror Group Newspapers of unlawfully gathering information for stories published about him.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2023

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Prince Harry loses battle to get Mail on Sunday defence thrown out in libel case – BBC News

Posted December 8th, 2023 in defamation, freedom of expression, media, news, police, royal family by michael

‘Prince Harry has lost an attempt to get part of the Mail on Sunday publishers’ defence thrown out in a libel case.’

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BBC News, 8th December 2023

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James Dyson loses libel claim against Daily Mirror publisher – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2023 in brexit, defamation, freedom of expression, media, news by tracey

‘Sir James Dyson has lost his libel claim against the publisher of the Daily Mirror after a columnist at the newspaper stated that he had “championed Vote Leave … before moving his global head office to Singapore”.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2023

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Solicitor accepts “substantial damages” over Times libel – Legal Futures

Posted November 23rd, 2023 in compensation, defamation, media, news, solicitors by sally

‘A solicitor whose political ambitions were derailed by a libellous article about his legal work for miners has accepted “substantial” damages from The Times.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd November 2023

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‘It risks miscarriages of justice’: MPs oppose rap lyrics being used as evidence in UK trials – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2023 in artistic works, criminal justice, evidence, media, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

‘The lawyer Shami Chakrabarti, the DJ Annie Mac and Labour MPs Nadia Whittome and Kim Johnson are among the figures lending support to a new campaign to change how rap lyrics are used as evidence in UK criminal hearings.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2023

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Nicola Bulley review: Key report findings at a glance – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2023 in disclosure, media, missing persons, news, police, reports by sally

‘An independent review of Lancashire Police’s handling of Nicola Bulley’s disappearance has been published.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2023

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News focus: Media Bill fails to address SLAPPs – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 13th, 2023 in bills, damages, defamation, freedom of information, media, news, public interest by tracey

‘While the king’s speech pledged “legislation to protect public interest journalism”, a new Media Bill fails to address SLAPPs. This has sparked renewed calls to extend corrective measures beyond economic crime.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 10th November 2023

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