Misleading report costs Newsquest undisclosed damages
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Disclosure issues move to the top of the media law agenda after recent rulings
Report in Gazette & Herald broke rules after a S39 order was imposed
Paper had no chance to challenge a decision to withhold witness’s name at public hearing
No word on whether there will be further High Court proceedings in MP vs Dewsbury Press action
Attempt on S11 order was challenged by Advertiser man
Burstein’s attempt to appeal to the House of Lords was hopeless – lawyer
Journalist consulted law books and wrote to the magistrate
Important victory for press freedom as responsible journalism is recognised
Raft of pledges to open up government and information in “liberty” speech by Gordon Brown
Judge had not imposed a full or partial order but clerk disagreed
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?
Appeal case “so serious” that Croydon Advertiser and Croydon Guardian bid will get unusual treatment