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What the Hockey judgment means for Twitter

What the Hockey judgment means for Twitter

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.

Defamation costs Fairfax half a million

Defamation costs Fairfax half a million

It's been a bad week for Fairfax and its lawyers, with two defamation cases going against it.

Bad judgment: Hockey defamation case a costly mistake

Bad judgment: Hockey defamation case a costly mistake

Hockey has fallen off his "tiger", writes Nicholas Pullen, a Melbourne-based partner with HWL Ebsworth, specialising in media and defamation law.

<em>Tele</em> misidentifies lawyer as ‘female companion’ of ‘homegrown extremists’

Tele misidentifies lawyer as ‘female companion’ of ‘homegrown extremists’

The Daily Telegraph gravely misrepresented a Muslim lawyer on page 4. Now the paper has apologised ... on page 53.

Aussie journo Alan Morison an inspiration to us all

Aussie journo Alan Morison an inspiration to us all

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.

Press Council slams litigious pollies

Press Council slams litigious pollies

David Weisbrot says a defamation action should be a 'last port of call' for a politician.

Sorry the most expensive word: Age apologises in front-page splash

Sorry the most expensive word: Age apologises in front-page splash

Fairfax has issued a possibly unprecedented front-page apology to the Melbourne teenager the paper misidentified as a terrorism suspect.

Crikey list: politicians who have sued media outlets for defamation

Crikey list: politicians who have sued media outlets for defamation

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 ...

Media briefs: Coco Roco saga… Carey sticks around… News v Mail …

Media briefs: Coco Roco saga… Carey sticks around… News v Mail …

Is the Mail Online stealing News Corp's stories? And other media tidbits of the day...

Will Scott’s apology dog ABC comedians and screw Aunty’s ACMA case?

Will Scott’s apology dog ABC comedians and screw Aunty’s ACMA case?

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?