Ruling on NightJack blogger kills blogging anonymity in the UK.
This is really scary for most of us bloggers, especially in Africa where human rights generally have an appalling record. According to The Times Online, thousands of bloggers who operate behind the cloak of anonymity have no right to keep their identities secret, the High Court ruled yesterday. In a landmark decision, Mr Justice Eady refused to grant an order to protect the anonymity of a police officer who is the author of the NightJack blog. The officer, Richard Horton, 45, a detective constable with Lancashire Constabulary, had sought an injunction to stop The Times from revealing his name. Read the full of the story at The Times here>