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 Scotland Yard is attempting to seize unpublished notes made by journalists who interviewed the former Isis member in Syria.’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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Dyson ad banned for giving impression fan was cordless – The Independent

Posted July 17th, 2019 in advertising, complaints, consumer protection, media, news by tracey

‘A Dyson television advert has been banned for misleading customers into thinking a high-tech fan was cordless when in fact it required a plug.’

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The Independent, 16th July 2019

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Tommy Robinson Is Jailed For Contempt Of Court: Here’s What It Means – Rights Info

‘Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has been jailed for nine months after being found guilty of contempt of court.’

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Rights Info, 11th July 2019

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Tommy Robinson jailed for contempt of court – BBC News

‘The ex-English Defence League leader was found guilty last week of interfering with the trial of a sexual grooming gang at Leeds Crown Court in May 2018.’

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BBC News, 11th July 2019

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Fears UK law change could prevent scrutiny of money launderers – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2019 in EC law, media, money laundering, news by sally

‘Plans to introduce laws in Britain to combat money laundering could prevent the media and researchers from accessing vital information on the tide of dirty cash flowing around the world, campaigners and journalists have warned.’

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The Guardian, 9th July 2019

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Free speech victory or charter for higher costs? – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Supreme Court’s recent clarification of the ‘serious harm’ threshold for defamation claims has been welcomed by newspapers as a victory for free speech. In fact, it is more likely to mean escalating costs and uncertainty for claimants and defendants alike.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th July 2019

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Ofcom wants laws to protect UK companies’ public service content – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2019 in competition, internet, media, news by sally

‘The broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has called for new laws to ensure that shows made by UK broadcasters including the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 continue to get top billing on on-demand services such as Sky – but the rules will not apply to Netflix and Amazon.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2019

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Seeking a secret inquest? A lesson in how NOT to go about asking for reporting restrictions – UK Human Rights Blog

‘When seeking any order it always helps to make the right application, to the right court, following the right procedure. Although when it does go horribly wrong it at least provides valuable learning for the rest of us.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st July 2019

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Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! bailiff entered house unlawfully – BBC News

Posted June 25th, 2019 in bailiffs, debts, media, news by sally

‘A bailiff from television’s Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! who entered a house unlawfully left the occupants feeling “violated” and “like the guilty party”.’

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BBC News, 25th June 2019

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“No revolution” says the Supreme Court as it rules on defamation – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd and another [2019] UKSC 27. The Supreme Court has unanimously held that the Defamation Act 2013 altered the common law presumption of general damage in defamation. It is no longer sufficient for the imposition of liability that a statement is inherently injurious or has a “tendency” to injure a claimant’s reputation. Instead, the language of section 1(1) of the Act requires a statement to produce serious harm to reputation before it can be considered defamatory.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th june 2019

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Broadcasters in legal bind over reporting on Tory crisis during election – The Guardian

‘Strict broadcasting laws place restrictions on coverage of politics during voting periods.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2019

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Judge “bullied” litigant in person, Court of Appeal rules – Litigation Futures

‘A High Court judge “seriously transgressed” the core principle that he remain neutral during the evidence and used bullying language against a litigant in person, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th May 2019

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‘Bullying’ libel judge’s dismissal of claim reversed on appeal – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Appeal judges have strongly criticised the “surprising and troubling” conduct of a High Court judge towards a litigant in person during a defamation hearing, saying he “cast off the mantle of impartiality”. Ruling in Serafin v Malkiewicz and Others, Lord Justice Lewison, Lord Justice McCombe and Lord Justice Haddon-Cave allowed an appeal against Mr Justice Jay’s dismissal of a libel claim against a London Polish-language newspaper.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th May 2019

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Judge hits out at “irresponsible” media reporting of case on capacity to consent to sex – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 16th, 2019 in consent, Court of Protection, judges, local government, media, news by sally

‘A Court of Protection judge has strongly criticised media reporting of a case involving whether a woman had the capacity to consent to sex with her husband.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th May 2019

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