1.Everyone shall possess the right to freely express and publicise his thoughts in words, images or by any other means, as well as the right to inform others, inform himself and be informed without hindrance or discrimination 2.Exercise of the said rights shall not be hindered or limited by any type or form of censorship Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, Article 37.º

What lies behind the front pages apologies?

"Sensational stories sell. Sensational headlines sell, that's a fact of life." Max Clifford

Opinion Articles from UK regarding the Death of Press Freedom

After the McCanns, pity Murat
Like (I imagine) many newspaper readers inexpert on the law of libel, I was not so much surprised that the Express has just been forced to apologise to and compensate Kate and Gerry McCann as I was surprised the British press so carelessly published defamatory attacks on them in the first place.

McCann lawyer's 'legal history'
BURY solicitor Edward Smethurst, 38, helped make legal history this week.Mr Smethurst is acting as legal co-ordinator to Kate and Gerry McCann, parents of the missing toddler Madeleine, who vanished while on a family holiday last year.

This apology underlines the true value of false reporting
The Express group has said sorry and paid hefty damages over McCann stories. But they still know what sells papers

Lost Madeleine and lost decency
Generally, the media defends its "right" to intrude into the private lives of people in the public eye by suggesting that if "celebrities" invite it in, in the cause of furthering lucrative careers, then they can't complain when material that is not generated by the public relations machine is published as well.

Explainer: The legal position
Express Newspapers capitulated because it recognised its papers' allegations were baseless and could not be defended in court

McCanns accept Express damages and high court apology

Kate and Gerry McCann have accepted £550,000 in damages and a high court apology over 'utterly false and defamatory' stories published by Express Newspapers.

McCann payout confirmed at £550k
Express Newspapers has paid £550,000 in damages to Gerry and Kate McCann

If the editors won't resign, then it's time to boycott the Express and the Star
The Express Newspapers yesterday agreed to pay £550,000 in libel damages after apologising to Kate and Gerry McCann.

Resign! Resign! Resign! Resign! Why four editors who libelled McCanns should go
The editors of the Daily Express and Daily Star should resign. So should the editors of the Sunday Express and Daily Star on Sunday. They won't, of course. The idea of all four editors from a single group departing at once is inconceivable. It would be, to use the word of the moment, unprecedented.

Express group pays £550,000 to McCanns and apologises for smear articles
Kate and Gerry McCann today welcomed grovelling apologies and £550,000 compensation from the Express newspapers over "grotesque and grossly defamatory" articles that accused them of being involved in their daughter Madeleine's abduction.

Daily Express and Daily Star apologise for Madeleine McCann accusations
Two national newspapers have made unprecedented front-page apologies to the parents of Madeleine McCann for suggesting that the couple caused the death of their daughter and then covered it up.

Reorient Express
Express Newspapers' apology to Kate and Gerry McCann is a welcome opportunity to reassess journalistic standards in this country

Press still needs proper safeguards
The front-page apologies have been heralded as "unprecedented", the McCanns have welcomed Express Newspapers' contrition over the "utter falsity" its titles published about them and the Find Madeleine fund has been topped up by £550,000.

1 comment:

  1. Este comentário vou coloca-lo aqui mas poderia ser em qq. lado: a NÃO PROTECÇÃO DAS CRIANÇAS,até em UK:


    "Kids loaned out for rape cruises
    Paedophile yachtsmen were given children to abuse at sea
    By Lucy Panton & Philip Whiteside

    CHILDREN from the Jersey House of Horrors were loaned to rich paedophile yachtsmen as galley SEX SLAVES, a News of the World investigation reveals.
    The youngsters were told by care staff the boat rides were treats—only to be assaulted and RAPED at sea by pervert toffs.

    Details of the sick attacks emerged as we discovered even more blood has been found in a bath in the dungeon underneath the Haut de la Garenne home—and in the drains...."

    A NOTÍCIA é bem maior.


    Além da infelicidade das crianças, há que dizer que quem tem telhados de vidro....


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