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Media law is ever changing and this index will strive to keep you abreast of developments in this complex and important area of journalism.

Our fortnightly column looking at the latest law issues, written by specialist media lawyers from Foot Anstey, also appears here.

June 25, 2007

Citizen wins right to name teenage gang members

Newspaper turns spotlight on ASBO yobs after reporting restrictions are lifted

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June 25, 2007

Reporter given 12 hours to present notes to court

The importance of keeping shorthand notes clear and easy to find has been highlighted

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June 25, 2007

Crown Office to appeal against Press and Journal decision

The Crown Office is to appeal against a court decision which cleared the Press and Journal in Aberdeen of breaking the law by naming a…

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June 25, 2007

Child sex abuse victim waives anonymity to tell paper of ordeal

Victim “wanted to see his attacker exposed in court

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June 25, 2007

Long-serving sub loses compensation case

A long-serving Grimsby Telegraph sub-editor who claimed pressure of work triggered a mental breakdown has failed in an Appeal Court bid for compensation. Barry Green,…

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June 25, 2007

Echo wins right to name 12-year-old thug

The Liverpool Echo has won the right to name a 12-year-old boy who waged a 14-month campaign of crime against locals and workers in Bootle….

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June 25, 2007

Trainee overturns naming ban on first court visit

A trainee reporter covering court for the first time successfully challenged a court order to overturn an identification ban on a teenager. The Northern Echo’s…

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June 25, 2007

Evening News overturns S39 on baby in neglect case

Persistent paper wins right to name nine-month-old baby and father on second attempt

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June 25, 2007

Court victory enables full story to be told

The Manchester Evening News has won a court victory enabling it to report the result of an important legal test case. London editor Ian Wylie…

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June 25, 2007

Press & Journal cleared over naming of 15-year-old

The Press and Journal in Aberdeen has been cleared of breaking the law by naming a 15-year-old boy accused of murder. On April 15 last…

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June 25, 2007

Mail wins battle to name careless driving cop

The Birmingham Evening Mail has persuaded a judge that naming a policeman involved in a road accident would not compromise his safety as a witness…

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June 25, 2007

Law conference to examine freedom of information

The Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC will give the keynote speech on Freedom of Information at the Law for Journalists conference tomorrow. The…

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June 25, 2007

With rights come responsibilities

Journalists have been asked to remember their responsibilities as the new Freedom of Information Act is brought in. Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer told a law…

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June 25, 2007

Freedom gives press a 'constitutional' role

The Deputy Chief Justice, Lord Justice Judge, has reminded journalists of the public service they provide. At the Newspaper Society/Press Gazette Law for Journalists conference,…

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June 25, 2007

Local press to provide forum for debate under FOI

Journalists on local newspapers will find that the rules behind releasing Freedom of Information data will help them to do their job, according to regional…

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June 25, 2007

'Substantial' damages paid after regional press libel

A regional newspaper has agreed to pay a top racehorse trainer undisclosed libel damages following a story about the sale of an animal. Paul D’Arcy…

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