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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

'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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June 25, 2007

Public bodies 'not ready' for Freedom of Information

Some public bodies are unlikely to be ready for all the demands of the new Freedom of Information Act when it becomes law in the…

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June 25, 2007

CPS revises ban on handing evidence to press

Prosecution evidence material from court trials could be released to the press after all, following a partial climbdown by the Crown Prosecution Service on a…

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June 25, 2007

Scots papers to face trial after denying naming charges

The Edinburgh Evening News and the Press and Journal in Aberdeen look set to face trial after denying criminal charges relating to the alleged identification…

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June 25, 2007

Lords ruling gives green light for Echo exposé

The Liverpool Echo has won the right to reveal details of a nightclub company’s “major tax fraud”, after winning a landmark legal battle in the…

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June 25, 2007

Dog attack child identified as paper wins court re-think

The Basingstoke Gazette has successfully persuaded a crown court judge to lift a restriction banning the identification of an eight-year-old who had been attacked by…

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June 25, 2007

CPS imposes ban on handing over evidence to journalists

The Crown Prosecution Service has slapped a ban on prosecutors and police from giving the press and media material used in evidence at trials. Contacts…

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June 25, 2007

Landmark law ruling backs Romford Recorder

The role of the regional press was key to a decision by law lords to lift reporting restrictions in a murder case later this month….

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June 25, 2007

Coroner's support for reporter asked to leave inquest

Reporter Karl Grafton had an uncomfortable encounter when an irate man tried to get him to leave an inquest he was covering. The Exmouth Journal…

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June 25, 2007

Top speakers announced for journalism law conference

A line-up of top speakers has been announced for the annual Law for Journalists conference which is to be held in London on November 26….

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June 25, 2007

Paper wins right to name and shame despite secrecy bid

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June 25, 2007

Paper pays out £25,000 after slur appears on web forum

Allegations on the Sunday Herald’s online message board have led to the paper paying out £25,000 to politician Lord George Robertson. The money was an…

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June 25, 2007

Banning order could have led to legal action, says paper

The Swindon Evening Advertiser has successfully overturned a banning order on the address of a couple facing child pornography charges. It claimed the order, imposed…

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June 25, 2007

Editor's warning over 'rogue' banning orders

South Wales Argus editor Gerry Keighley has spoken out after the paper was banned from naming a man who admitted makingand possessing more than 100…

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June 25, 2007

Gazette beats ban on identifying gang leader

The Somerset County Gazette has successfully fought off an attempt to ban it identifying a 17-year-old gang leader given an anti-social behaviour order. The victory…

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June 25, 2007

Echo wins police backing over naming fight

Details of teenage tearaways charged with breaching anti-social behaviour orders could be more easily reported in the Daily Echo in future after the police pledged…

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