Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Daily Mirror Defends Its Journalists

The Daily Mirror defended the reporters arrested for attempting to plant a fake bomb, apparently somewhere on the Underground or on a train, in an attempt to test security, and railed at the British police for using terrorism legislation to detain the reporters, saying ""To be arrested under the Terrorism Act 2001 is more than alarming, it's completely disproportionate to the alleged crime..."Journalists should be fearing for the future of investigative journalism if journalists carrying out legitimate journalistic exercises are arrested under the Terrorism Act." Here's an article from the Media Guardian on the arrest. Here's an article by Stephen White of the Daily Mirror on the arrest and detention.

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