By MARK PEARSON Follow @Journlaw
The interviewer became the interviewee when I had the opportunity to chat with the host of the ABC Radio National Law Report (@LawReportRN), Damien Carrick (@damien_carrick), about the law of privacy and the media in Australia and the UK.
Damien was a visiting journalist fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University where he attended the Leveson Inquiry and interviewed journalists and media lawyers to prepare a report titled ‘Privacy, Regulation and the Public Interest’ which is available at https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox…. .
In this interview he discusses the interaction between the rights of free expression and privacy, the scope for coverage of celebrity news if there is a tort of privacy invasion, the difference between the UK and the Australian contexts, and the feasibility of the Australian Law Reform Commission’s proposal of a new statutory tort for the serious invasion of privacy.
[Recorded 19 May 2014, length 14 mins 54 secs]
© Mark Pearson 2014
Disclaimer: While I write about media law and ethics, nothing here should be construed as legal advice. I am an academic, not a lawyer. My only advice is that you consult a lawyer before taking any legal risks.