… to discuss where the public interest lies in libel reform? Quite a few it would seem. Last night in the austere but impressive surroundings of Gray’s Inn Hall, dozens of lawyers and miscellaneous libel reform types gathered to hear a panel promising to analyse the public interest defence and the place of the ‘little guy’, on whichever ‘side’ he may be. There was a moderate level of tweeting, which can be re-played here on this live blog, and coverage on various blogs. The Media Standards Trust says video footage is coming, for those who missed it on the night.
- Jon Slattery: Marsh: ‘Don’t leave the public out of libel reform’
- Inforrm: Opinion: “Balancing Libel Reform” – Kevin Marsh
- Gavin Freeguard, MST: Libel reform and the public – review of MST/INFORRM debate at Gray’s Inn
Update 17/01/10: Video from the event, courtesy of the Media Standards Trust. Part 1, below. Other clips available here.