Media law

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ABC article defamed commando by naming him and running ‘huge colour photo’, court told
Heston Russell’s lawyer tells federal court readers were given ‘impression’ he was responsible for shooting an unarmed prisoner in Afghanistan

Ben Doherty

30, Nov, 2022 @8:17 AM

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Lachlan Murdoch alleges Crikey hired marketing firm to turn legal threat into subscription drive
News Corp co-chair’s lawyer tells federal court she intends to show Crikey did not republish article for public interest reasons

Amanda Meade

30, Nov, 2022 @6:29 AM

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Senior media figures call for law to stop oligarchs silencing UK journalists
Editors urge ministers to end ‘endemic’ use of Slapps – legal cases designed to hinder investigations

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

29, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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UK minister rejects measure designed to tackle Slapp legal cases
Tom Tugendhat says economic crime bill is not right law to stop courts being used by super-rich to silence critics and journalists

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

24, Nov, 2022 @7:11 PM

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High court dismisses James Dyson libel claim against Channel 4 News
Billionaire sued broadcaster over allegations of worker exploitation at one of his suppliers’ factories

Kevin Rawlinson and agency

31, Oct, 2022 @1:51 PM

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What’s in the public interest? Murdoch v Crikey trial could test new defamation defence
Lachlan Murdoch says independent Australian publisher can’t rely on defence after it connected media baron to evidence at hearing into January 6 riots

Amanda Meade

10, Oct, 2022 @8:03 AM

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Lachlan Murdoch files defamation action against Australian independent news outlet Crikey
Claim lodged by co-chairman of News Corp names news website, politics editor Bernard Keane and editor-in-chief Peter Fray as respondents

Amanda Meade

23, Aug, 2022 @10:41 AM

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Crikey: small independent news website challenges Lachlan Murdoch to sue it for defamation
Crikey.com.au issues challenge in newspaper ads, including in the New York Times, after Murdoch issues legal threat over article

Ben Doherty

22, Aug, 2022 @10:32 AM

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Wagatha Christie: big-budget drama joins race to bring libel trial to screen
Poldark creator among writers and film-makers lining up to reconstruct spat between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney

Vanessa Thorpe

31, Jul, 2022 @7:22 AM

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Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation trial laid bare the brutal reality of Australia’s decades-long war in Afghanistan – now the ex-soldier awaits judgment
While costs of about $25m and possibly millions in damages are at stake, the trial also has existential implications for Australian journalism

Ben Doherty

27, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Ben Roberts-Smith’s year-long defamation trial against three newspapers concludes
Ex-soldier’s barrister tells court that reporters ‘jumped on rumours’, while newspapers’ counsel alleges Roberts-Smith ‘prepared to lie under oath’

Ben Doherty

27, Jul, 2022 @6:09 AM

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Evidence of Afghan witnesses against Ben Roberts-Smith ‘hardly neutral’, lawyer tells court
Lawyers for Ben Roberts-Smith urge Justice Besanko to disregard evidence of Afghan witnesses, saying the men were prejudiced against Australian soldiers

Ben Doherty

25, Jul, 2022 @10:06 AM

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