From Max Mosley and his “five hookers” orgy to Megan Markle, once nearly Duchess of Dumbarton but now the Duchess of Sussex, pictured right with husband Prince Harry, privacy and confidentiality have replaced defamation as the biggest pitfall for journalists.
While it could be said that celebrities provide the most interesting stories, it could just as easily be a local school or councillor that threatens to cause you problems.
The right to a private life and to protect confidential information is broader than most journalists realise. Learn about your rights and duties whether you’re covering sexual affairs, medical details or school plays from law lecturer and multi award-winning journalist Francis Shennan.
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