Sunday, 13 April 2014
Criminal Justice and Courts Bill (12th March 2014): "The provisions have been in operation for five years and have resulted in prosecutions far in excess of the numbers predicted in 2008. From our own experiences of the current extreme pornography law (S63 (7 CJIA 2008), we know that some prosecutions have been deployed against sexual minorities and with scant regard to the particular provenance or contexts of the materials on the charge sheet (R v Holland; Webster; Walsh). While the provisions on bestiality may be transparent, the first two provisions are absolutely not" 'via Blog this'
Saturday, 5 April 2014
State intimidation of journalists leaves media freedom in jeopardy: "This growing cultural prejudice against journalists and normalisation of criminalising them takes its cue from the Leveson Inquiry, the Media Standards Trust, Hacked Off, “Common Purpose”, the Campaign for Media Reform, and the legions of cheer-leading academics who want to “decontaminate” British journalism of the “unethical”. 'via Blog this'