The Oscar Pistorius Trial: the social media story, so far
In the News / Social Media

The Oscar Pistorius Trial: the social media story, so far

The Oscar Pistorius trial has attracted blanket coverage on news channels around the world.  Like the trial of OJ Simpson, almost two decades ago, allowing television cameras into the court room has arguably made it easier to sensationalise the trial and encourage a media circus.  However, it is the reporting of the case via social media … Continue reading

Should employers follow criminal guidelines when considering social media misconduct?
Employment Issues / Social Media

Should employers follow criminal guidelines when considering social media misconduct?

In December 2012, Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) set out interim guidelines for the prosecution of people who misuse social media, but are these suitable for use in the workplace? As a result of an increase in the number of allegations the Crown Prosecution Service has had to deal with – about … Continue reading