Libel reform

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If the government cared about free speech, it would reform the London libel industry | Justin Borg-Barthet
Recent action against a book about Putin shows what can happen when journalism collides with the English legal system, says senior lecturer in law Justin Borg-Barthet

Justin Borg-Barthet

06, Aug, 2021 @10:59 AM

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The Sun's risky strategy vindicated in Johnny Depp libel case
Failure of attempt to undermine Heard’s account could have lasting implications

Jim Waterson Media editor

02, Nov, 2020 @6:07 PM

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English law 'abused by the powerful to threaten foreign journalists'
Libel industry in ‘clear need’ of review, says leading foreign policy thinktank

Juliette Garside

02, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Women who allege abuse mustn't be silenced by rich men's libel threats | Julie Bindel
Libel laws are being misused to protect the reputation of powerful men, says freelance journalist Julie Bindel

Julie Bindel

23, Jan, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Australian media companies join forces to appeal Rebel Wilson damages payout
News Corp Australia, Fairfax Media, Macquarie Media, the ABC and the Seven and Nine networks line up with publisher Bauer

Amanda Meade

26, Feb, 2018 @3:16 AM

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Standup comedian's husband sues for defamation over 'provocative' show
Louise Reay says she faces bankruptcy if she loses case that could boil down to judge’s sense of humour

Haroon Siddique

19, Feb, 2018 @5:10 PM

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Letters: data is not the new oil, it is worthless without investment
The value of data collected and processed by technology companies, and its uses for society, are at issue

11, Dec, 2016 @12:05 AM

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Pressing problems for media old and new | Letters
Letters: It is possible to police the publishing and broadcasting industry – if nations are willing to do it


15, Nov, 2016 @6:59 PM

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Donald Trump pledges to curb press freedom through libel laws
The Republican frontrunner has cast a pall over the first amendment by vowing to ‘open up our libel laws’ to punish publication of ‘purposely negative stories’

Ben Jacobs

26, Feb, 2016 @8:44 PM

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Why the press feels safer in unchartered waters
No wonder newspapers don’t fancy a royal charter. Libel cases could be devastating, whatever the outcome

Peter Preston

29, Nov, 2015 @8:00 AM

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Whittingdale’s pat on the back for papers could become a knife in it
The media secretary has offered to hold off on activating a clause that could see huge damages inflicted on papers. But that’s all he’s doing: holding off

Peter Preston

25, Oct, 2015 @9:00 AM

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Going Clear: the film Scientologists don’t want you to see
Long conserved by fear and famous faces, the ‘religion’ has finally been stripped bare in an HBO film – but, with ever-present obscurity, the church is further protected by libel laws that are keeping it from our screens

John Sweeney

28, Apr, 2015 @6:09 PM

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