October 7, 2015 4
Are tweets part of a story? Are they journalism or advertising? The Hockey-Fairfax case opens a whole new can of worms for journalists in the digital age.
September 1, 2015
It's been a bad week for Fairfax and its lawyers, with two defamation cases going against it.
July 23, 2015 16
Hockey has fallen off his "tiger", writes Nicholas Pullen, a Melbourne-based partner with HWL Ebsworth, specialising in media and defamation law.
July 15, 2015 6
The Daily Telegraph gravely misrepresented a Muslim lawyer on page 4. Now the paper has apologised ... on page 53.
July 14, 2015 1
Alan Morison is facing up to seven years in a Thai prison for reporting on one of the most important human rights issues of our time.
July 1, 2015 2
David Weisbrot says a defamation action should be a 'last port of call' for a politician.
March 4, 2015 1
Fairfax has issued a possibly unprecedented front-page apology to the Melbourne teenager the paper misidentified as a terrorism suspect.
January 28, 2015 8
For all our politicians profess a love of free speech, here are some of our elected representatives who decided to cash in on a media that might have been a little too free ...
June 10, 2014 1
Is the Mail Online stealing News Corp's stories? And other media tidbits of the day...
April 15, 2014 8
Eight months after defending the ABC's right to air a controversial skit, MD Mark Scott is saying it should never have aired. What prompted his decision, and what does it mean?
November 12, 2013 7
Defamation lawyer Clive Evatt has media editors trembling in their boots, and he's not afraid to embark on multi-year cases that end up in the High Court. But is he a friend to the battler, or just a provocateur?
December 3, 2012 22
Back when Barbara Ramjan told the media that Tony Abbott punched the wall next to her head in 1977, key Liberal figure Michael Kroger accused her of lying. Ramjan's now suing Kroger for defamation.
February 16, 2011 4
I've had a few run-ins with the defamation laws during my 50 years in journalism from the frivolous to the painfully expensive.
July 29, 2008
The payout was big, but bigger was what the Lewincamp judgment said about the conduct of The Bulletin's journalism, writes Jane Nethercote.