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Section 40: Protection for the People, or Oppression of the Press? (Mediafile)The United Kingdom might be seeing its own version of the infamous Gawker versus Hogan case play out in its own legal system, but with a twist. Section 40 is a new law that if enacted, will force publishers to pay for the legal expenses of the person suing them, regardless of whether the claimant […]
Section 40 – David Cameron’s ticking time-bomb under the press (The Guardian)Surely David Cameron will be remembered as one of the most ham-fisted prime ministers in British history. For party political (ie, personal) reasons he staged the European Union referendum. After making a hash of the remain campaign, he watched more than half the population defy him by opting for Brexit. Then, with the nation divided, […]
What is Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013?Section 40 does not protect “ordinary” individuals as its advocates claim. It protects the rich and powerful and is a gift to the corrupt and conniving to silence investigative journalists – particularly media outfits that don’t have very deep pockets.
Times naming of Rotherham child abuser would be ‘inconceivable’ under Section 40, says Andrew Norfolk (Press Gazette)The Times journalist who uncovered the Rotherham child abuse scandal has said under Section 40 it would be “inconceivable” that the paper would have run its front-page story naming one of the abusers. Read the full article