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Madeleine McCann: Reporting Injunction

by | 7th, July 2008

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

WHISPERS of an injunction:

That the UK press gets much of its insider information on the McCann case from reading “source says” in the Portuguese press is beyond doubt.

Can the UK press be barred from reporting on these reports?

Scott QC is listed leading for McCann today.

Abdullah Masry v Mona Al Khatib, High Court Family Division, Sumner J (led by Timothy Scott QC) – successful application for an injunction restraining the press generally from publishing stories about the parties and their children (contra mundum order) – application of the court’s jurisdiction in wardship;

As Anorak’s Carmen writes:

If there is an order made which prohibits the British media from reporting on items in the foreign press under the guise of harming Madeleine’s interests, then every tom dick and harry will be trying to repost it on Anorak under ‘freedom of speech banner’ – they may live on the dole in a council flat and be prepared for the contempt of court proceedings, but do you?

Updates to follow…

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