International Association for Media & Communications Research (IAMCR) Annual Conference

  • Daithi Mac Sithigh (Speaker)

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'Hadrian's Geoblock: Media Reform and Devolution' Presented as part of a panel on 'Media scandal and crisis in a legal and regulatory context'. The relationship between constitutional change and the consideration of media law and policy has been demonstrated (not for the first time) by the status of English injunctions under Scots law (regarding privacy and certain footballers) and by the discussion at the Leveson Inquiry on the engagement of the Scottish government with News International. As further powers are conferred on the National Assembly for Wales, the Scottish independence referendum approaches, with the future of public service broadcasting already a campaign issue; the Northern Irish courts have also developed distinctive approaches to media cases. This paper considers the consequences of the Leveson Inquiry and of parliamentary and judicial developments outside of England, exploring the paradox of new borders when the conventional wisdom is that media cross borders more than ever before. The 'borrowing' of regulatory forms between the UK and the Republic of Ireland is also considered.
PeriodJun 2013
Event typeConference
LocationDublin, Ireland