February 13, 2012
Reynolds Defence: Defence of responsible journalism on matters of real public interest.
Pg. 257 of Quinn
There will be something on the exam.
Offer of amends
Defence of innocent dissemination
Difference between general and special damages
In relation to industry code, what are the rules in identifying location of a celebrity’s home?
Robert v. Gable (2006)
Reliance on tabloids
Material outside the packaged report not matching the report
A nominal amount is ordered: Grobolaw v. Express newspapers
Basic principle of libel law is that courts are very hesitant to award pre-publication injunctions. Defendants are expected to publish in good faith and deal with libel if it exists.
“The truth should out”.
Bonnard v. Perryman
§12(3) HRA 1998 — If the court was considering some sort of relief, no such relief is to be granted before trial unless the applicant is able to show that they’re likely to win.
Greene v. ANL (2004)
Statement in open court
Rothschild v. Associated Newspapers Limited
Court reporting / contempt of court
Statements at the end of the trial
A reporter must protect confidential sources
Last person to go to jain was in 1960s
Art 10 European Convention on Human Rights
§10 Contempt of Court Act 1981