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LEVESON INQUIRY:
CULTURE, PRACTICE
AND ETHICS OF THE PRESS

Briefing Session 2: Current media law

This briefing session was held at 2pm on Wednesday 28 September2011, and led by Mark Warby QC, a leading silk in media, entertainment, sports and regulatory law.  His presentation covered the existing legal framework governing the operation of the media, including the relationship between Articles 8 and 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights, data protection, freedom of information, and the law relating to broadcasting, both at UK and at applicable European level.  The purpose of the session was to give the Inquiry an overview of the legal context within which the media is currently required to operate.

Speaker

Mark Warby QC – CV and declaration (PDF, 48KB)
Mark Warby QC – Legal and regulatory briefing note (PDF, 85KB)

Appendices

Appendices to the media law briefing (PDF, 255KB)
Appendices to the media law briefing (Word, 83.2KB)

Transcripts

Media Law Briefing 28 September 2011 Transcript (PDF, 186KB)
Media Law Briefing 28 September 2011 Transcript (Word, 314KB)