‘Citizen journalists, standards of care, and the public interest defence in defamation’

“The public interest defence under section 4 of the Defamation Act 2013 replaced the old defence of Reynolds privilege. A number of cases have since established that the old criteria for responsible journalism under Reynolds is still relevant when assessing the reasonable belief requirement of the new defence …” (more)

[Jacob Rowbottom, Inforrm’s Blog, 18 December]

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