Ofcom investigating row over Emily Maitlis’ Newsnight monologue about Dominic Cummings – The Independent

‘The UK’s broadcasting watchdog is investigating the row over BBC host Emily Maitlis’ monologue about Dominic Cummings’ infamous trip to Barnard Castle.’

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The Independent, 15th December 2020

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Johnny Depp applies to court of appeal over ‘wife beater’ ruling – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2020 in appeals, defamation, domestic violence, media, news by sally

‘Johnny Depp has applied directly to the court of appeal in a bid to overturn a high court ruling that he assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard and put her in fear for her life.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2020

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Times pays damages to advocacy group falsely linked to Reading killer – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2020 in compensation, damages, defamation, Islam, media, murder, news, terrorism by sally

‘The Times has apologised to the advocacy organisation Cage and agreed to pay it £30,000 in damages for suggesting it was supporting a man who stabbed three people to death in what police said was a terrorist rampage in a Reading park.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2020

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Johnny Depp loses bid to appeal libel case ruling against him – The Independent

Posted November 27th, 2020 in appeals, defamation, domestic violence, media, news by tracey

‘Johnny Depp has been denied the right to appeal by the High Court following its ruling which found that the claims that he assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard were “substantially true”.’

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The Independent, 27th November 2020

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Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel case set for first High Court hearing – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 19th, 2020 in defamation, internet, media, news by sally

‘Rebekah Vardy has strongly denied Coleen Rooney’s accusations about leaks to a tabloid newspaper, and has sued for damages for libel.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th November 2020

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Behind the Depp headlines: meaning, evidence and juries – Doughty Street Chambers

Posted November 10th, 2020 in defamation, domestic violence, evidence, juries, media, news by sally

‘On 2nd November 2020, Nicol J handed down his eagerly awaited judgment in Depp v News Group Newspapers and anor [2020] EWHC 2911 (QB). This high-profile case has been widely reported and needs little introduction. In short, Mr Depp failed in his defamation claim concerning an article published by The Sun that alleged that he had committed acts of violence against his then-wife Amber Heard. Nicol J held that the defendants had proved it was “substantially true” that Mr Depp had committed acts of violence against Ms Heard on twelve pleaded occasions.’

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Doughty Street Chambers, 6th November 2020

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Johnny Depp loses libel case against Sun over claims he beat ex-wife Amber Heard – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2020 in compensation, damages, defamation, domestic violence, media, news by tracey

‘The Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has lost his high-stakes libel action in the London courts against the Sun after the newspaper described him as a “wife beater”.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2020

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John Leslie trial: Ex-Blue Peter presenter cleared of sex assault – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2020 in assault, media, news, sexual offences, trials by sally

‘Former TV presenter John Leslie has been found not guilty of sexual assault.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2020

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Elton John and ex-wife Renate Blauel settle legal dispute – The Guardian

Posted October 15th, 2020 in divorce, injunctions, media, news, privacy by tracey

“Sir Elton John and his ex-wife, Renate Blauel, have settled a legal case brought after details of the marriage were featured in the singer’s memoir and biopic.”

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The Guardian, 14th October 2020

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Police review whether investigation into David Starkey interview with Darren Grimes is ‘proportionate’ – The Independent

Posted October 15th, 2020 in forced labour, genocide, internet, media, news, police, prosecutions, public order by tracey

‘Police are reviewing a controversial investigation into an interview with historian David Starkey to ensure it is “proportionate”.’

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The Independent, 14th October 2020

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Infected blood scandal: Treasury refuses to publish key documents – The Guardian

‘The Treasury is refusing to publish key documents about the treatment of haemophiliacs infected by the NHS with HIV on the grounds that it would be “disruptive” and material might be “distorted” by the media.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2020

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EP 123: Judges and Lawyers: Enemies of the People? with Joshua Rozenberg – Law Pod UK

Posted September 3rd, 2020 in judiciary, legal profession, media, news, podcasts by sally

‘In Episode 123 Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Joshua Rozenberg about his new book Enemies of the People? How Judges Shape Society and discusses attacks on judges and lawyers by the media and the government.’

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Law Pod UK, 1st September 2020

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Ofcom: Does TV Need A New Diversity Regulator? – Each Other

Posted September 1st, 2020 in BBC, diversity, media, news by sally

‘Media regulator Ofcom is under fresh scrutiny after historian David Olusoga accused it of failing to hold broadcasters accountable for their lack of diversity. EachOther spoke to industry experts about their views on his call for a new diversity regulator and what it should look like.’

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Each Other, 28th August 2020

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Why Media Diversity Is A Human Rights Issue – Each Other

Posted August 25th, 2020 in diversity, human rights, media, news by sally

‘”How do we increase the number of non-white, disabled, female, or otherwise underrepresented, people working in journalism?” That is the way discussions around media diversity are framed all too often. People might also talk about “changing the gatekeepers” of key media organisations. Both of these things are important, but it is not why I campaign for increased media diversity and better representation.’

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Each Other, 24th August 2020

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Council must pay costs of redacting documents for journalist – Litigation Futures

Posted August 12th, 2020 in costs, disclosure, documents, local government, media, news by sally

‘A local authority must cover the costs of redacting court documents which are being disclosed to a freelance journalist, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 12th August 2020

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Newman v Southampton CC: child, mother, journalist – whose rights win out? – Panopticon

‘The High Court handed down judgment on Friday in Newman v Southampton City Council & Ors [2020] EWHC 2103 (Fam), the first recorded judgment concerning journalistic access to the court file in public law family proceedings. The case is likely to be of interest to media lawyers generally, and throws up potential complications surrounding the scope and extent of the privacy rights of children vis-à-vis their parents.’

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Panopticon, 7th August 2020

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Meghan wins court bid to keep friends’ identities secret – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2020 in anonymity, defamation, media, news, privacy, royal family by sally

‘The Duchess of Sussex has won a high court bid to keep secret the identities of five friends who gave anonymous interviews to a US celebrity magazine, in the latest stage of her legal action against the owner of the Mail on Sunday.’

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The Guardian, 5th August 2020

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Shamima Begum: Bid to return in citizenship fight goes to Supreme Court – BBC News

‘The case of runaway Shamima Begum, who is fighting to return to the UK from Syria, will go to the Supreme Court.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2020

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TV personalities withdraw libel claim against barrister – Legal Futures

Posted July 30th, 2020 in barristers, defamation, internet, media, news by sally

‘TV personalities Rachel Riley and Tracy-Ann Oberman have withdrawn their defamation claim against a London barrister who retweeted an article about them.’

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Legal Futures, 30th July 2020

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Depp libel trial reveals problems of proof in domestic violence cases – The Guardian

‘Despite being a libel case, Depp v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Another felt more like a criminal trial at the Old Bailey, or a domestic violence hearing in the family courts.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2020

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