The European Convention on Human Rights has taken away many long-established media freedoms in Britain “without a moment’s debate in Parliament”, says Press Gazette’s Cleland Thom. He lists 13 examples here. A Bill of Rights, proposed by Conservatives, could give US-style protection for media freedom, he says.
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
An artist asked Google to hide a “positive” story about his early work from searches, because his painting style had changed. A paper called it “absurd” (HoldTheFrontPage). Read more