NORWALK, Connecticut – Connecticut police say one adult and 12 children were taken to hospitals after an amusement ride malfunctioned at a fair, sending riders crashing into each other. (Sept. 9)
State-imposed control of the internet is ‘inevitable’ if the conflict between the right to privacy and a free press is ever to be resolved, lawyers and journalists suggested last week at a Law Society public debate. They also warned that the current press regulator is toothless in a ‘culture without moral boundaries’ and where ‘public interest’ was a viable defence in less than 10% of privacy cases. The occasion was the second in a series of Law Society public debates, for which the Gazette is media partner. The panel comprised media and privacy law silk Hugh Tomlinson QC; London firm Schillings media litigator Gideon Benaim; Index on Censorship editor Jo Glanville; and Guardian newspaper investigations executive editor David Leigh. The meeting also heard that the media should not panic over injunctions and super-injunctions – there have been fewer than 100 in the last decade – and that printed newspapers will be extinct within a decade. Tomlinson began by saying that current media and privacy laws work ‘up to a point’, but that ‘parliament should specifically address the issue so that the law has democratic legitimacy’. Benaim agreed, saying that a ‘regulator with teeth’ would make journalists more cautious about what they wrote and how they got their stories. Glanville asked him: ‘But how could the Press Complaints Commission, even with teeth, have stopped the hackers when the police and Crown Prosecution Service were unwilling to act?’ Leigh said that no amount of regulation would control the work of ‘citizen journalists’ to whom freedom of speech was inviolable. Tomlinson said that this was why state regulation of the internet was ‘inevitable’. He added: ‘But there are dangers – think of Assad in Syria.’ Leigh blamed ‘canteen culture and peer pressure’ for fostering the tabloid attitude that ‘anything goes’ when a good story was in the offing. The culture was allowed to develop because of the ‘political power of one media group that frightened the politicians’, Leigh added. The panel agreed that online media and falling advertising revenues meant print journalism was a ‘dying world’ and would be extinct in 10 years’ time. But Tomlinson concluded: ‘A tabloid that can explain complex issues in a comprehensible form is a good democratic resource.’ ‘Privacy, Free Press and the Public Interest’ was chaired by Law Society chief executive Desmond Hudson.
FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development began issuing $600 federal pandemic unemployment compensation money to Alaska workers affected by the impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The first federal disbursement included $12,853,200 to 16,183 Alaskans currently covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI), according to a release issued on Tuesday. The federal pandemic unemployment payment will be available for each week of eligibility under a state or federal unemployment insurance program through July 25. The federal pandemic unemployment payment is retroactive to the week ending April 4 and is in addition to the state UI benefit. Individuals who have received a state benefit for the week ending April 4 will receive a separate disbursement with the $600 federal payment. Applications for self-employed, independent contractors and gig economy workers will begin to be processed the week of April 20 with payment issued approximately two weeks later. Self-employed individuals who have previously filed and received ineligibility notification will be contacted for income verification to complete application processing. Payment will be retroactive to April 4.
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