UK Media Law – Recent Developments

Registration open for UK Media Law - Recent Developments w/ John Battle, Head of Compliance at ITN, London

John Battle

Please join the Centre for Media Communications Law (CMCL), Communications and Media Law Association (CAMLA) and Corrs Chambers Westgarth for an invite only morning seminar in Sydney with special guest CMCL visiting scholar John Battle, Head of Compliance at ITN in London.

Date: Wednesday 14 September
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Where: Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Level 17, 8 Chifley, 8-12 Chifley Square, Sydney NSW 2000
Registration is essential – please rsvp by Friday 9 September to law-cmcl@unimelb.edu.au

UK Media Law - Recent Developments
The first session will focus on the Defamation Act 2013 (UK) and its aftermath, including the impact that this important reform has had on media reporting. This session will also examine emerging issues in privacy law and the rise of data protection. The second session will consider key developments in the law of open justice, including new court reporting restrictions and cameras in the courts, along with developments in police access to journalists’ source information.

John Battle is a leading media lawyer in the UK. He is the Head of Compliance at ITN which produces television news and current affairs programmes for ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. He advises journalists on legal and regulatory issues both pre and post broadcast. His specialist areas are contempt of court/ open justice, defamation, copyright law and privacy/ confidentiality. He previously worked as a lawyer for two leading newspaper publishers: Associated Newspapers and News UK. He is the chairman of the Media Lawyers Association and is a member of the Parliamentary and Legal Committee of the Society of Editors. He has been involved in many media law developments such as cameras in court, disclosure of prosecution evidence to the media and greater access to sports footage to news organisations.

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