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Media law training via the ASBW

7 August 2017: This Association of British Science Writers course will cover: libel;copyright; privacy and confidentiality; data protection; and media regulation.

NUJ welcomes dismissal of the Monica Leech defamation case

15 June 2017: The European Court of Human Rights took issue with the size of the Supreme Court’s award and said the Independent News and Media’s freedom of expression had been breached.

The internet and the law

8 October 2013: Leveson, royal charter(s), libel reform – UK law is changing and its impact on the internet is yet to become clear. The recent controversy over the possible inclusion of blogs in the new exemplary damages provisions in the Crime and Courts Bill illustrated some of the issues and concerns.

Defamation Bill passed

24 April 2013: The Defamation Bill has been passed and will give journalists better protection against corporations, a stronger public interest defence and provides increased protection for operators of websites.

NUJ calls for Defamation bill to be passed with amendments

15 April 2013: The NUJ is urging all Members of Parliament to support the Defamation Bill, which returns to the House of Commons next week and includes amendments made in the House of Lords.

Defamation Bill announced in Queen's Speech

10 May 2012: The NUJ has broadly welcomed the Defamation Bill announced today as part of the Queen's Speech.

Two cheers for Clegg libel reform plans

7 January 2011: Journalists have given a cautious welcome to plans by deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, to reform Britain's libel laws.

Some 'positive news' in Queen's Speech – NUJ President

27 May 2010: The president of the NUJ has said that there is some positive news for NUJ members in the Queen's speech, but he criticised the lack of detail.

Simon Singh wins appeal against libel prosecution

1 April 2010: The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of Dr Simon Singh and his defence of fair comment against libel prosecutions.

CMS press standards, privacy and libel report welcomed

25 February 2010: The NUJ has described the CMS Press standards, privacy and libel report as the most sweeping investigation of press standards and related issues carried out by parliament this century.

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