Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Super Injunction More Trouble Than It's Worth

It appears to me after the recent revelations about John Terry's private life and after his super injunction failed that an injunction can make things worse for the subject in question.

The Newspapers have now really got it in for him perhaps because they were gagged. It just builds up a torrent of anger. When unleashed which is much worse than letting the story come out. Its like cutting your nose off to spite your face.

Also look at the Trafigura affair. I think that would of gone almost unnoticed if it wasn't for the super injunction. Where social media sites reported that the guardian and parliament were unable to report on/discuss the oil companies toxic-dumping incident in Ivory Coast.

It is surely wrong that an injunction can be used in this way in a democracy where we should have free speech and freedom of the press.

Trafigura Guardian story can be found here

The latest revelations on John Terry can be found at The Sun site here

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1 comment:

  1. Freedom of the press (and the media) is only good if collectively they provide a balanced view of the issue. One has to work quite hard to avail oneself of all the information available and then make up ones own mind. Sometimes its too time consuming so I just believe what I read in the Daily Mail - its easier.