A new Media, Internet and Data Protection Bar Association (MIDBA) is to be launched by The Bar of Ireland this week. The new specialist bar association is aimed at legal professionals who practice, or have an interest, in the areas of media, internet, and data protection law.
Ireland's new media regulator, Coimisiún na Meán, has been formally established with effect from today. The new authority is responsible for overseeing the regulation of broadcasting and video-on-demand services and for introducing the new regulatory framework for online safety.
Coimisiún na Meán will next month begin the work of establishing a new regulatory framework for online safety and updating the existing regulatory framework for broadcasting and video on-demand services. Catherine Martin, the minister for tourism, culture, arts, Gaeltacht, sport and me
A new working group established by government is to draw up a national strategy on countering disinformation by the end of the year, according to reports. Helmed by Martina Chapman, national co-ordinator of Media Literacy Ireland, the working group will also work to improve compliance in Ireland wit
Solicitor Niamh Hodnett is to be be appointed as Ireland's inaugural online safety commissioner. The Online Safety and Media Regulation (OSMR) Act 2022, which was signed into law last month, will replace the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) with a new Coimisiún na Meán.
Landmark legislation establishing a regulatory framework for online safety overseen by the new Coimisiún na Meán has been signed into law. The Online Safety and Media Regulation Act 2022 will allow for the appointment of an online safety commissioner empowered to make binding online sa
Trinity College Dublin will next week host a roundtable discussion on censorship and freedom of the press, drawing on the experience of the Northern Irish Troubles. Organised by the Schuler Democracy Forum, in partnership with Boston College and the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Resear
Ireland's new media regulator, Coimisiún na Meán, will be designated as a competent authority under the EU Terrorist Content Online (TCO) Regulation. The Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill will be amended after its enactment to provide for the enhanced role, the government confirm
Media lawyer Aideen Burke has been appointed to the board of Women in Film and Television Ireland (WFT Ireland). WFT Ireland is part of Women in Film and Television International, a voluntary foundation promoting greater representation of women on screen and behind the camera. It counts more than 13
An expert group chaired by former competition chief Isolde Goggin has been established to examine the possibility of including an individual complaints mechanism in Ireland's landmark online safety legislation. The group, which includes distinguished barrister Ronan Lupton SC and experts on children
Northern Ireland's justice minister has urged the UK government to restrict or regulate online anonymity in new legislation tackling online harms. A Westminster committee is currently carrying out pre-legislative scrutiny of the Online Safety Bill, which will require online platforms like Facebook a
Measures to assist community broadcasters, public service media and the radio sector will be incorporated into draft online safety legislation, ministers have announced. The Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill, which had reached committee stage when the Dáil was dissolved in January 2020, will now
Proposed legislation to establish a "first-of-its-kind" online safety regulator will undergo pre-legislative scrutiny by an Oireachtas committee starting today. The joint committee on media, tourism, arts, culture, sport and the Gaeltacht, which is progressing the bill "as a priority", will hear a b
The boutique media law specialist firm set up by high-profile Belfast lawyer Paul Tweed has been acquired by Gateley for £2 million. TWEED, with offices in London, Dublin and Belfast, was launched in summer 2017 after Mr Tweed left Johnsons Solicitors.
Olivia O'Kane, partner and head of media and entertainments at Carson McDowell, examines a recent English court case concerning the authorship of a screenplay. In Julia Kogan v Nicholas Martin & others  EWCA Civ 1645, a dispute arose over the authorship of the screenplay for the film Flore