Media watchdog for family court reports

Family Law | 4 Oct 2016 2

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A legal charity has launched a project at correcting media reports of family law rulings.

The Transparency Project works to increase public understanding of the family court system through commentary on cases of particular public interest. The newly launched initiative, Family Court Reporting Watch, will be focused on newspaper, TV and radio reports. These will be monitored and if they are felt to be inaccurate or misleading, the charity will try and persuade the media organisations to publish corrections. They will also offer blog posts and guidance notes aimed at simplifying and explaining complex legal topics for non-lawyers.

The charity explained:

“We want to interact proactively with the press, encouraging and helping them to correct errors and to add links to judgments or other primary sources, and making suggestions for good reporting practice. We also would like the public to get involved – by telling us about cases that they have read about and find surprising or confusing.”

Established in 2014, the Transparency Project is made up of a team of lawyers, social workers, bloggers, publishers and other specialists.

The blog team at Stowe is a group of writers who share their advice on the wellbeing and emotional aspects of divorce or separation from personal experience. Guest contributors also regularly contribute to share their knowledge.

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Comments(2)

  1. Andrew says:

    They are, if I may be allowed a euphemism, spitting into the wind!

  2. keith says:

    this is a good thing as long as its not biased towards Social workers and LAs.

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