Category Archives: UK

Libel tourism or: When the internet is a bad thing for press freedom

In August 2010 President Barack Obama signed into law the Securing the Protection of our Enduring and Established Constitutional Heritage Act (or, if you prefer SPEECH). Why? To protect Americans from being sued in foreign countries for things they say and … Continue reading

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Wikileaks – The Cablegate Scandal

Julian Assange will face trial in Sweden for alleged sexual assault.  To many, this man is ‘Public Enemy Number One’.  And following Wikileaks most daring move towards the end of last year, it is easy to see why he is … Continue reading

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Journalist Matt Fleming Interview on Digital Technologies

I also asked Matt: ‘What effect are digital technologies having on print journalism?’ Here Matt explained the expansion of the internet and how it is changing a journalists job, and also their freedom.

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Journalist Matt Fleming Interview on Social Networking and Libel Law

I went on to ask Matt: ‘What do you think of social networking? And how can it be monitored?’ Matt spoke about Twitter and how it is used and also libel laws as a means of regulating its content. 

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Journalist Matt Fleming Interview on Media Audiences

I asked Matt: ‘How do you think media audiences are changing?’ Matt explained how The Herald newspaper audience is changing all the time. He divulges the typical audience for The Herald, what impact the internet has made and how it has resulted in change.

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Journalist Matt Fleming Interview on Freedom of the Press

Matt Fleming is a senior reporter for The Herald newspaper in Plymouth.  He is the education correspondent and has worked for The Herald for 9 years.  In this time he has witnessed the many changes in the paper and helped to shape its development.  … Continue reading

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Blogging

One of the most widespread uses of the Internet is blogging. The number of blogs worldwide increased from 22 million in 2005 to more than 100 million by 2010. Among the most distinct features of blogs are their decentralized nature … Continue reading

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