Taming the media

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3rd January, 2012
When former Justice Minister Simon Power asked the Law Commission to review the adequacy of regulations surrounding online media, he referred disparagingly to the world of bloggers and other internet publishers as a “Wild West”. He was concerned at the potential for trials to be prejudiced by information posted on websites, by breaches of suppression orders and by the publication of libellous comments online. Power ordered the review in October 2010, prompted by the flagrant breach of court suppression orders by prominent blogger Cameron Slater. In an era when anyone with a computer ...

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