Grace Millane’s Trial Exposes A Dark Trend In Coverage Of Violence Against Women – Rights Info

Posted November 28th, 2019 in media, murder, news, victims, women by sally

‘The murder of Grace Millane in 2018 seized front pages of media outlets worldwide, with article after article fixated on details of her personal history. These details implied that the sexually violent nature of Millane’s death was somehow a product of her own actions, and this treatment is itself part of a much larger media trend in how violence against women is represented.’

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Rights Info, 27th November 2019

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‘I’m a Celebrity – Get Me a Confidentiality Clause!’ – No. 5 Chambers

Posted November 26th, 2019 in confidentiality, consent, divorce, media, news, non-disclosure agreements by sally

‘The national press has relished reporting the ongoing saga of Ant McPartlin’s divorce from his former wife, Lisa Armstrong. The public have been informed of the details regarding the extent of the couple’s wealth (reported to be around £62m), the amount the couple have spent on legal costs (reported to be £1.5m) and the latest offer made by Ant (reported to consist of a package which would leave Lisa with around £31m). Lisa denies that Ant has made such an offer but perhaps of most interest to divorce lawyers is the suggestion that whatever the true extent of Ant’s offer, Lisa is not prepared to sign a consent order due to Ant’s insistence that any such order should contain a non-disclosure agreement (N.D.A.)’

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No. 5 Chambers, 19th November 2019

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The President’s New Clothes – Transparency Project

Posted November 25th, 2019 in domestic violence, families, family courts, judges, media, news by sally

‘This week has seen reports in the legal press of a speech in which the President of the Family Division set out an idea for a research project about news reports containing accounts of how family courts have handled domestic abuse claims. See for example : Press attacks on family courts should be assessed – McFarlane by Monidipa Fouzder in The Gazette.’

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Transparency Project, 23rd November 2019

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General election 2019: Lib Dems launch legal action over ITV debate – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2019 in elections, judicial review, media, news, political parties by sally

‘The Liberal Democrats are launching a legal challenge against ITV over its decision to exclude their leader from the channel’s election debate.’

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BBC News, 11th November 2019

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Media and Defamation Law – The Pupillage Podcast

Posted November 6th, 2019 in defamation, freedom of expression, injunctions, media, news, privacy by sally

‘The recent announcement by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — aka Harry and Meghan — that they are planning to sue Associated Newspapers after the Mail on Sunday published a private letter from Meghan to her father, has put the spotlight on media and defamation law – the topic of this episode of the pupillage podcast. We hear about celebrities and super injunctions, but also learn that nothing is beyond the reach of this fascinating area of law, from anti-semitism, to medical research, to the parish newsletter. If you’re interested in the conflict between free speech and privacy, and in truth and opinion then this episode is for you.’

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The Pupillage Podcast, October 2019

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When “maybe” isn’t good enough: orders for production of journalistic material – Panopticon

Posted October 30th, 2019 in disclosure, evidence, investigatory powers, media, news, police by sally

‘The efforts of the Beeb in the Divisional Court have clarified the conditions to be satisfied before a Court can require journalistic material be produced in criminal cases.’

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Panopticon, 29th October 2019

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Mail on Sunday writer spared jail after recording court hearing on phone – The Guardian

Posted October 24th, 2019 in contempt of court, fines, media, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A Mail on Sunday features writer has been spared jail after blaming “work pressure” for recording a court hearing on her mobile phone.’

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The Guardian, 23rd October 2019

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Paul Burrell and James Hewitt among latest phone-hacking cases – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2019 in interception, media, news, privacy, telecommunications by tracey

‘Princess Diana’s former lover James Hewitt and her butler Paul Burrell are among dozens of individuals who have joined Prince Harry in the latest round of phone-hacking claims against tabloid newspaper publishers.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2019

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Ben Stokes takes legal action against Sun over story of family tragedy – The Guardian

Posted October 11th, 2019 in families, freedom of expression, media, news, privacy, sport by tracey

‘Ben Stokes and his mother, Deborah, have launched legal action against the Sun for invasion of privacy, after the newspaper last month published a front-page story detailing a tragedy involving the England cricketer’s family.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2019

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The Sun breached guidelines with Harry and Meghan story – The Guardian

Posted October 2nd, 2019 in complaints, media, news, parking, royal family by sally

‘The Sun newspaper has apologised to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after the press regulator ruled it had breached accuracy guidelines in an article about an alleged staff parking ban at their home.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2019

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Ofcom investigates CGTN over coverage of Hong Kong protests – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2019 in China, demonstrations, freedom of expression, Hong Kong, media, news by tracey

‘The Chinese state-backed news channel CGTN is under investigation by the British media regulator over claims its coverage of protests in Hong Kong breached broadcasting rules.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2019

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Shamima Begum: journalists will not have to hand over notes – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2019 in citizenship, confidentiality, disclosure, media, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘Journalists who interviewed Shamima Begum will not be forced to hand over their notes to counter-terrorism investigators, as police look to build a potential prosecution of the young “Isis bride”.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2019

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Woman must tell her son who his biological father is after having an affair rules the High Court – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 23rd, 2019 in anonymity, children, families, media, news, paternity, reporting restrictions by sally

‘A wife who was sued by her husband after it was revealed that her eight-year-old son is not his must reveal the name of the biological father to her husband and child.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd August 2019

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Shamima Begum being investigated by British police despite government vow not to bring her back to UK – The Independent

Posted August 7th, 2019 in appeals, citizenship, Islam, media, news, police, public interest, terrorism by tracey

‘British police are investigating Shamima Begum despite the government’s decision to remove her UK citizenship rather than repatriate her for trial. Scotland Yard is attempting to seize unpublished notes made by journalists who interviewed the former Isis member in Syria.’

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The Independent, 7th August 2019

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Jon Snow and Nigel Farage cleared by Ofcom over Brexit rally remarks – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2019 in brexit, complaints, media, news by tracey

‘Channel 4 News host Jon Snow has been cleared by Ofcom after more than 2,600 people complained about a remark he made about a pro-Brexit rally in March.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2019

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Watchdog unveils new rules to protect reality TV participants – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2019 in codes of practice, media, news by sally

‘Stricter rules have been unveiled for participants in TV and radio shows to ensure they are “properly looked after by broadcasters”, in a decision that could have significant implications for programmes such as the ITV reality hit Love Island.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2019

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RT fined £200,000 for breaching impartiality rules – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2019 in codes of practice, fines, media, news, Russia by sally

‘RT has been fined £200,000 by the media regulator for breaching impartiality rules.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2019

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Archbishop tried to discredit BBC film on church links to – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2019 in BBC, child abuse, clergy, complaints, media, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘The most senior Catholic leader in England and Wales went to extraordinary lengths to try to discredit a BBC documentary on child sexual abuse and its cover-up by the church, the Guardian can disclose.’

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The Guardian, 24th July 2019

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Capacity to consent to sexual relations: obscurity illuminated? – Transparency Project

‘The intimate life of a woman, who is known to the public only by the initials NB, is the subject of a case in the Court of Protection which attracted headlines earlier this year. A further judgment has recently been published, following an interim judgment published in May.’

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Transparency Project, 23rd July 2019

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Boris Johnson: What Is The Next Prime Minister’s Human Rights Record? – Rights Info

‘Boris Johnson has been named the new leader of the Conservative Party and the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.’

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Rigths Info, 23rd July 2019

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