Friday, 11 September 2009

Guardian gagged. . .

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger revealed on Twitter tonight that the paper has been gagged by a company in the High Court.
Which company? He can't say!

6 comments:

Andrew said...

Any idea what this is all about?

Jon Slattery said...

No, that's the way with these all embracing High Court injuctions, nothing can be reported.

Anonymous said...

Wild guess: Silvio Berlusconi

Gawain said...

order-order.com wonders "if it is this question:"

Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme): To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of legislation to protect (a) whistleblowers and (b) press freedom following the injunctions obtained in the High Court by (i) Barclays and Freshfields solicitors on 19 March 2009 on the publication of internal Barclays reports documenting alleged tax avoidance schemes and (ii) Trafigura and Carter-Ruck solicitors on 11 September 2009 on the publication of the Minton report on the alleged dumping of toxic waste in the Ivory Coast, commissioned by Trafigura.

Anonymous said...

it's all over Guido, Dale and Wikileaks.

Streisand effect im action and a total own goal for Carter Ruck

Jon Slattery said...

Thanks for the posts. This story was posted on September 11.
You can find more up to date stuff about the gagging of the Guardian reporting Parly proceedings on my blog.
http://jonslattery.blogspot.com/2009/10/rusbridger-tweets-on-guardian-gag.html

http://jonslattery.blogspot.com/2009/10/internet-shows-contempt-for-guardian.html

http://jonslattery.blogspot.com/2009/10/what-carter-ruck-guardian-parly-gag.html

Regards,

Jon S.