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#jpod: The top news stories from Journalism.co.uk, 23 May 2011

May 23rd, 2011 | No Comments | Posted by in Podcast

Listen below for this week’s news round-up from Journalism.co.uk’s Sarah Marshall.

This week’s jpod reports on a well-known TV personality and journalist who could face prison after allegedly naming a footballer protected by a superinjunction on Twitter and how a Scottish Sunday newspaper named another footballer protected by a privacy injunction.

We also report on the confirmed death of photographer Anton Hammerl, the winner of the Orwell Prize and in technology news we look at GPS and satellite tracking systems used by journalists working in dangerous and remote places.

There is also more information on Journalism.co.uk’s fourth news:rewired event, noise to signal, which takes place on 27 May at Thomson Reuters, Canary Wharf.

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BBC: Take That star Howard Donald’s superinjunction lifted

November 16th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted by in Editors' pick, Legal

A superinjunction preventing news organisations from naming Take That singer Howard Donald has been lifted, according to reports. The injunction had been granted earlier this year by Mr Justice Eady, but was lifted today by the court of appeal.

The lifting of the superinjunction means that the media can now report the claimant, Donald, in the case.

An order banning former girlfriend Adakini Ntuli from selling her story is still in place.

Read the BBC’s report here…

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The demise of the superinjunction?

Writing in MediaGuardian this morning, Index on Censorship news editor, Padraig Reidy, discusses whether last week’s ruling by Justice Tugendhat in the John Terry case means courts will be less willing to issue super-injunctions.

The increasingly aggressive pursuit of privacy actions is often an attempt to entirely dictate what is published about a person (or in the case of Trafigura, a corporation). Friday’s ruling, combined with Trafigura’s epic failure to suppress information, suggests that courts may be less willing to issue such injunctions in future. And perhaps sensible solicitors will be less willing to seek them.

In another Guardian.co.uk piece, Guardian columnist Marcel Berlins argues that ‘unusual’ elements of Terry’s case affected the Justice Tugendhat’s decision on this occasion:

Perhaps, post-Tugendhat, judges will not grant injunctions quite so readily, but there will be no revolution. And predictions of the demise of the superinjunction have been greatly exaggerated.

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