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Chris Jeffries/Jo Yeates

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Chris Jeffries the "Mad professor" accused of Jo Yeates' murder has won a victory over the media, along with the Sun and Mirror being fined seperately for contempt of court.

Hopefully these sort of consequences for papers that carry out these character assasinations are a sign of things to come.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14342766

Well done Mr Jeffries.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hopefully this will make papers think twice before reporting this type of thing...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I don't know if it's true that papers make more money from out and out slander than they are fined on occasion. I similarly don't know if it's actually the case that Rebekah Brooks being friends with Sara Payne rules out the possibility that she could have known Payne's phone had been hacked. It may be that, in the words of Nathan from 'Misfits', 'That just makes it worse!!'
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Whowhere wrote: »
    Hopefully these sort of consequences for papers that carry out these character assasinations are a sign of things to come.

    7 of the 8 newpapers, paying damages in this case, also had to pay damages to Robert Murat after they accused by him of kidnapping McCann. So... erm... no, they won't learn anything.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    No doubt you're right, pity they don't increase the fines.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Whowhere wrote: »
    No doubt you're right, pity they don't increase the fines.

    Front page apologies, huge headlines, *everytime* they do something like this would be a start.
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