Ben Stokes v The Sun: gross intrusion or simple reportage? How media privacy law works’

“When Ben Stokes celebrated his part in the England cricket team’s World Cup triumph, followed by his incredible match-winning innings during the Ashes, dubbed the ‘greatest ever’, he could not have anticipated that heightened interest in him would lead to the later unwelcome unearthing of an old family secret. The day after the Ashes series ended, The Sun newspaper ran a story headlined ‘Stokes’ Secret Tragedy’ recounting the 1988 murder of Stokes’ two siblings by his mother’s ex-partner in New Zealand …” (more)

[Rebecca Moosavian, Inforrm’s Blog, 23 September]

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