Law and Media Round Up – 29 April 2013

The biggest news of the week is that the Defamation Bill received Royal Assent and is now the Defamation Act 2013, three years after the publication of Lord Lester’s original Defamation Bill. Inforrm reported the news and context here; a commentary by Jo Glanville, director of English PEN, can be found here. Robert Sharp, also of English PEN, has dissected some of the detail here and here. A report in the Belfast Telegraph reports that Index on Censorship is questioning Stormont’s decision to block the Act from becoming law in Northern Ireland.

Full law and Media Round Up ( 29 April 2013) on Inforrm’s Blog…

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2 Responses to Law and Media Round Up – 29 April 2013

  1. Robert says:

    Thanks for the link.

  2. jtownend says:

    Not at all – I found the posts fascinating. Interesting times ahead.

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