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National press goes on the attack over privacy injunctions

The national press continued to rally against 'judge-made’ privacy laws today after two controversia

In the first case a high-profile premiership footballer's attempts to gag revelations of his six-month affair with Big Brother contestant Imogen Thomas was upheld. In the second case a rare "contra mundum" - latin for "against the world" - order was made, meaning the ban was "neverending and applied to anyone and everyone", according to a report in the Daily Mail.

The Times made its point in dramatic fashion with a heavily redacted story on page three which claims: "The secrecy orders override the traditional principle of open justice in favour of the right to privacy or to prevent the risk of harm to family members who may be embarrassed by the revelations."

The Times also highlights a broken pledge from politicians that human rights laws what not be used to create a "legal right to privacy behind the back of Parliament".