Public interest defence against libel proposed, but campaigners call for more radical action –

Posted March 17th, 2011 in bills, defamation, defences, news, public interest by sally

“Journalists will be able to rely on the defence that they published responsibly and in the public interest in defamation cases, according to reforms proposed by the Government. A defence of ‘honest opinion’ will replace that of ‘fair comment’.”

Full story, 16th March 2011