a) what does the law of defamation seek to protect?
b) what sort of published material might constitute a contempt of court?
2) what restrictions exist on identifying young people in a) youth courts; b) adult courts?
3) A steelworks on your patch has circulated to its directors, managers and trade union representatives of its workforce a short statement about an imminent
restructuring plan which will involve a substantial number of job cuts. A copy is leaked to your paper and the company seeks an injunction restraining publication of
the contents of he document on the grounds that publication would involve a breach of confidence. Does the company have a case? Discuss how you would handle the story
and what issues are applicable.
4) A newspaper publishes photographs of a celebrity couple taken in the following circumstances. What arguments would the Press Complaints Commission (now IPSO)
consider in adjudicating a subsequent claim for intrusion into privacy under Clause 3 of the Code of conduct?
a) a picture of the couple enjoying a candlelit anniversary meal in a local restaurant
b) a long-lens picture of the couple walking hand in hand on a public beach
c)a long-lens picture of the pair, with the woman sunbathing topless of the balcony of her private holiday home
5) What risks, if any, might a paper encounter by publishing the following pictures:
a) a member of the Royal family shopping with her children; b) a well-known film star on holiday with his children on a public beach; c) a shamed celebrity leaving a
drug treatment centre?
6) A commercial photographer sends a newspaper a wedding picture ‘with compliments’ asking for an acknowledgment i
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