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    Inside Story - Death of the super-injunction

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    Britain woke up to gleeful newspaper headlines on Tuesday, after the already farcical saga of a celebrity privacy battle took another twist.

    Ryan Giggs, a married Manchester United footballer, had tried to gag the media after allegedly having an affair; but on Monday he was publicly named by a British member of parliament (MP).

    MP John Hemming's decision to name Ryan Giggs as the footballer at the heart of the privacy controversy on Twitter dominated coverage in Tuesday's papers.

    Are super-injunctions dead in the water? And how can the law control the social media?

    Inside Story, presenter Shiuile Gosh discusses with Martin Bentham, home affairs editor for the London Evening Standard newspaper; Steven J. Murdoch, a researcher in the Security Group at the University of Cambridge; and Carl Gardner, a former UK government lawyer, and editor of Legal News Website www.headoflegal.com.