Category Archives: Injunctions and court orders

2014: a year of change in media law

A review of changes to media law in 2014 has been published by HoldTheFrontPage. It addresses defamation and the uncertainty over the public interest test, as well as data protection. Read more

Note: this story was uploaded to Media Law Matters before the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation directive, which toughens up data protection law, from May 2018. 

Video: key legal issues for the media

In a 12-minute film, Professor Duncan Bloy summarises legal challenges for journalists and community media, including defamation, copyright, reporting sex offences, and privacy. Note that a legal right to film council meetings has been established since this film was made in April 2014. Watch here

Media can automatically challenge restrictions

New guidance on reporting restrictions issued in June 2014 set out to explain changes to court procedures for both the media and the judiciary. In future, the media must automatically be given the opportunity to challenge proposed reporting restrictions; and teachers are given automatic anonymity in case of complaints from pupils, until proceedings start.

Read a summary from HoldTheFrontPage law column here

Click here to read the guidance in full
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