Observational Documentaries and Damages


By Media Team

Tony Jaffa, Head of the Media Team, writes about a recent judgment regarding fly-on-the-wall television which has implications for all journalists

In a judgment which has implications for all journalists, Mr. Justice Arnold last week ruled in favour of a couple who sued Channel 5 for filming their eviction as part of the series “Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away”, and awarded them damages of £10,000 each.
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