The Sun reports that producers of Coronation Street got things badly wrong when they showed an artist sketching an alleged rape victim as she gave evidence. It couldn’t happen in real life. Why would it be illegal – on two counts? Check your answers here
Victims of sex abuse have anonymity for life, even if the abuse is not proved in court – unless they choose to go public. Very rarely, it does happen, but as The Argus newspaper says, it is delicate to negotiate and care must be taken to protect other people. Read more
People who allege they have been illegally forced into marriage will have lifelong anonymity from the moment of making the allegation under a new Bill, reports Press Gazette. Over-16s can waive their right in writing. Read more
Victims of crimes under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 now have the same right to lifelong anonymity as victims of alleged sex offences. This includes victims of alleged human trafficking crimes including child porn, illegal organ donation, forced prostitution, forced labour and domestic servitude, says the HoldTheFrontPage law column. Read more
Websites must quickly take down defamatory postings by users in order to protect against defamation claims, but a case involving a sex offender being exposed on Facebook shows the practice applies to other areas of the law, including privacy, says Cleland Thom of Press Gazette. Read more
An MP called for anonymity for men accused of rape after charges against him were dropped; but media law writer David Banks said in The Independent that it would be against open justice, and that publicity can bring out further victims and evidence.
The estranged wife of a paedophile should not have been mentioned in a Telegraph story about him, the PCC said in its final ruling. The paper did not make checks that would show they had separated (Press Gazette). Read more