Never Mind the Ballochs: Why the Media Must Fight Super Injunctions

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I’m making a brief aside from my new blog series about how to forge a career in journalism to focus on the current media furore surrounding Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs, privacy laws and super-injunctions. Quite frankly, it’s all just too damn juicy to ignore!

Firstly, big props go out to Scottish newspaper The Sunday Herald (my blog headline is a tribute) for setting off this week’s quite spectacular chain of events. The football player’s super injunction did not apply outside England, but even so, it takes guts to be the first UK paper to make a stand and run a full front page story ‘revealing’ the player and mentioning his name inside its pages.

So let’s start at the beginning. A lot of people are understandably raising questions about  Continue reading