Tag Archives: Contempt of Court

Free speech? Don’t believe the hype!

There’s an interesting piece posted to the Isle of Man Newspapers website this week about freedom of speech. Just one problem – we don’t have it, and never have.

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Moorhouse media misunderstandings

Sometimes it’s hard to see what politicians are getting at when it comes to the media – and sometimes they don’t make it any easier to understand them. In Tynwald this week, Arbory, Castletown and Malew MHK Jason Moorhouse asked a very odd question which had a number of implications. And it’s not the first […]

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Kangaroo courts vs criminal courts

Another day, another Contempt of Court fiasco on an Isle of Man Facebook page – this time over a drink drive case. I’m not linking to the offending post. As a journalist, I’m horrified and it’s not quite for the reason you might think.

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Contempt cops to cuff Manx Facebooker?

Well, here we go again – poor understanding of law puts an Isle of Man Facebook user at risk of going to jail. “But it’s only Facebook!” Hardly. It risks interfering with an ongoing criminal case – and trust me, Contempt of Court is not something you want to be charged with.

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