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Reframing libel: costs, corporations and citizen critics

In Events, Journalism, Law on November 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm

By Oliver O’Callaghan, Natalie Peck and Judith Townend.

This post also appeared on the Inforrm blog.

Leading academics joined with legal and media practitioners to discuss the shape of libel reform, in a one-day ‘Reframing Libel’ event at City University London on Thursday 4 November 2010.

Chaired by Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC (left) and former Liberal Democrat MP, Dr Evan Harris, the event sought to examine the detail of Lester’s private member’s defamation bill, first introduced to the House of Lords in May 2010.

The aim is that the arguments presented yesterday, which will also be published as a collection of working papers, will add to and influence the debate, before the government produces its own white paper on libel, due in January 2011.

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