Archive for the 'BBC' Category

FOI does not require disclosure of BBC report, rules Court of Appeal –

“The BBC does not have to publish a report into its Middle East coverage, the Court of Appeal has ruled. A Freedom of Information (FOI) Act exemption for journalism applies to material even if it is held for other purposes, said the Court.”

Full story, 25th June 2010


British Broadcasting Corporation and another v Sugar (No 2) – WLR Daily

British Broadcasting Corporation and another v Sugar (No 2) [2010] EWCA Civ 715; [2010] WLR (D) 157

“Once it was established that information, requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, was held by the BBC as a public authority for the purposes of journalism (a word that was to be given its natural meaning), it was effectively exempt from production under the 2000 Act, even if the information was also held by the authority for other purposes.”

WLR Daily, 24th June 2010


Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Terror suspect challenges control orders in BBC film – The Guardian

“The BBC, a terror suspect and two independent film-makers challenged the control order system last night in a broadcast that broke the suspect’s bail conditions.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th June 2010


Legal challenge to Alex Salmond’s exclusion from BBC leaders’ debates – The Guardian

“The Scottish National party will go to court today in an attempt to force the BBC to give its leader Alex Salmond a place in the final leaders’ debate later this week.”

Full story

The Guardian, 27th April 2010


Publisher not liable for search engine summary, rules High Court –

“A publisher should not be responsible for a libel created by the out-of-context publication of material by a search engine, the High Court has ruled.”

Full story, 29th March 2010


BBC wins right to keep costs secret – Daily Telegraph

“The BBC yesterday won the right to keep secret the production costs of some of its most famous programmes, including Top Gear, in a ruling at the High Court.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 2nd October 2009


Fertility doctor Mohamed Taranissi awarded libel settlement with BBC – The Times

“The BBC faces a multimillion-pound legal bill after settling a libel battle with one of Britain’s most successful fertility doctors.”

Full story

The Times, 9th June 2009


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