Berlusconi behind Kate topless pictures?

Here’s a conspiracy. Silvio Berlusconi is behind the revelation of Kate Middleton’s upper half  in France and Italy.  He owns both magazines carrying the photos, Closer in France and Chi in Italy through Mondadori. He owns the mags His representatives say that the Italian media mogul had nothing to do with it.  But as Mandy Read More

Mosley tries for pre-publication privacy notice

Max Mosley is trying to make UK newspapers and magazines tell the subjects of stories before publication what they are about.  He claims this is necessary for those subjects to have their privacy defended. His lawyers were in the European Court of Human Rights today arguing that the UK should be told to introduce this Read More

Is he really a Wiked Witch?

Everyone in the media is closely following the current travails of Julian Assange and the ramifications of the Wikileaks news torrent. Whatever your political leanings, or opinion of the legal issues confronting Mr Assange (and I talk here of the civil suits threatened by the US among others, not the Swedish prosecutor’s charges), it is impossible to ignore the Read More

Caution becomes the standard

I’ve already said that if you drew a line for the amount of freedom of expression granted in the UK over time, the line would now be dipping. At present there are at least 10 areas of law which pull down this line, making the areas journalists should write and talk about smaller and smaller. Read More