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Superinjunctions a threat to press freedom?

thehumanistpreacher
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9/27/2014 11:14:04 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Are Superinjunctions a threat to UK press freedom?

Should they be abolished or should they remain?

In the UK celebrities are able to use injunction, Hyperinjunctions, Superinjunctions which prevent the press from reporting on there personal life.

Basic Arguments for Superinjunctions

1. They provide celebrities and the rich with the right to privacy.
2. They prevent unwarranted press intrusion.
3.They prevent personal stories from becoming public.

Basic Arguments against Superinjunctions

1. They are an intrusion on the rights of a free press.
2. Due to high cost of attaining one, only the rich can afford them.
3. It's in the public interest to keep icons and politicians accountable.
thehumanistpreacher
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9/27/2014 11:18:04 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
For those that don't know. The definition of a Superinjunction below.

A legal gagging order which not only prohibits the media from reporting the details of a story, but also prevents mention of the existence of the injunction itself.

http://www.collinsdictionary.com...
fazz
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10/1/2014 11:00:00 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 9/27/2014 11:14:04 AM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
Are Superinjunctions a threat to UK press freedom?

Should they be abolished or should they remain?

In the UK celebrities are able to use injunction, Hyperinjunctions, Superinjunctions which prevent the press from reporting on there personal life.

Well, I don't mind celebrities.. but can anyone else get them, e.g. can a member of parliament or a politician get an injunction?
thehumanistpreacher
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10/11/2014 4:25:03 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/1/2014 11:00:00 AM, fazz wrote:
At 9/27/2014 11:14:04 AM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
Are Superinjunctions a threat to UK press freedom?

Should they be abolished or should they remain?

In the UK celebrities are able to use injunction, Hyperinjunctions, Superinjunctions which prevent the press from reporting on there personal life.

Well, I don't mind celebrities.. but can anyone else get them, e.g. can a member of parliament or a politician get an injunction?

The rule is that you need to be rich as they can cost a high amount.

The answer is yes, you can be a politician or a member of parliament but you need a lot of money to make it happen.