Legal Development: (UK) Broadcasters backed by the courts
Judges allow screening of a critical documentary, highlighting current treatment of breach of confidence applications
A recent, failed attempt to obtain an injunction to prevent the UK broadcast of a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary highlights the difficult issues broadcast lawyers must address in the preparation of such programmes. However, the failure of the application will hearten the media and give them confidence that the courts will be slow to bar programmes responsibly made and in the public interest.
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