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The Ongoing [Public Media] Trial of Casey Anthony By Robin Barnes

Here we go again. The media is once again on the wrong story. Does Anthony’s acquittal means that police are obligated to continue the search? How about a documentary or extended report on the role of politics in this made for TV criminal case? A prosecutor in the Casey Anthony trial recently announced he will run for the state attorney’s office in Florida.

Committee in UK Parliament Seek Reform of Defamation Law and Government Intervention

UK report on Defamation limits defenses against libel claims to strike a fairer balance between the protection of reputation and tabloid “free speech.”

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/joint-select/draft-defamation-bill1/news/publication-report/

Is this really the “line”? by Patricia Sanchez-Abril

For over a hundred years, society – journalists, politicians, and judges alike — has been confounded over the elusive “line” between the private and public. For the past ten years or so, the emergence of technology, social media, and an intrepid press has intensified this debate. Critics and fearmongers have heralded the end of “privacy”; […]

TIME TO HOLD THE MEDIA TO ACCOUNT by Paul Wragg

So the News of the World is no more.  The past few weeks have seen a daily outburst of fresh and abhorrent allegations of the extent to which News of the World reporters were prepared to plumb the depths of depravity to bring ‘scoops’ that only the most prurient and unashamedly inhumane reader would enjoy.  […]