Important victory for press freedom as responsible journalism is recognised
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.
Raft of pledges to open up government and information in “liberty” speech by Gordon Brown
Appeal case “so serious” that Croydon Advertiser and Croydon Guardian bid will get unusual treatment
Apology is published as offer of amends is made before case was heard in court
Defence team fails to sway court after journalist raises vital issues
Reporter told court that Section 11 did not apply in the circumstances of the case
Judge agreed there was an overriding public interest to allow case to be reported fully
Recycled news may be legal, but what can publishers get away with?
Deputy editor argued Section 11 could not be used as defendant’s name had been openly used in court
Letter to court ensures guilty men can be named in the press
Our legal expert looks at “test case” which could have seen a radical shift in British media culture
Reporter said orders were unreasonable as names were already in the public domain
Our legal eagle casts an eye over contempt case, plus news on legal aid for libel cases
Court is told that press should be allowed to publish a balanced report and give details of mitigation
“Public has a right to know who is living on their doorstep” – editor