Media & privacy lawyer
The behind-the-scenes distress of celebrity life, and the legal mechanics of dealing with trolls, paparazzi, and intrusive tabloids
Jenny Afia is a senior media and privacy lawyer, and Partner at Schillings. In this in-depth interview, she discusses balancing an open society with the individual’s right to privacy; the legal mechanics of dealing with trolls and malicious online harassment; superinjunctions and the general direction of privacy law; explains the need for proactivity and compromise when managing the media; and argues against greater press regulation, despite her “contempt” for the paparazzi and the misery they cause her celebrity clients.
19th April 2018
Life in the Editor’s chair at an iconic brand established 40 years ago, serving 14m entrepreneurs wanting advice and inspiration – and what he’s learned from them
12th April 2018
Life in the Editor’s chair at an iconic magazine brand, working with the world’s most famous names… and growing readership in a fiercely competitive market
Editor, The Independent
5th April 2018
Embracing a sustainable digital future after closing down the print edition, expanding their reach and coverage… and keeping their commitment to be Independent
Editor-in-Chief, San Francisco Chronicle
29th March 2018
One of Cosmopolitan’s ‘50 Fearless Women’ on how she’s taken the paper to record success; hiring a cannabis correspondent… and contrasting her city’s tech billionaires against a massive homelessness crisis.
22nd March 2018
The journey leading and growing a unique global lifestyle media brand, refusing social media… and exciting plans for the future.