Monday 7 March 2011

Libel Reform Bill could be published next week

The eagerly awaited Libel Reform Bill is due to be published by the Government this month and could appear as soon as next week, according to the Libel Reform Campaign.

It is holding a meeting in Parliament on Thursday 10th March at 11.30 am in Committee Room 5 to launch a new campaign document, “What should a Defamation Bill contain?”

The Campaign says: "The Government is due to publish its promised Libel Reform Bill this month and we’ve just heard it could be as soon as next week."

After the publication of the Bill, the Campaign for Libel Reform says it will continue to work with publishers, bloggers, scientists, editors, film makers, journalists, consumer groups, ISPs and individuals to make sure the suggested reforms will "protect freedom to debate and improve access to justice for everyone".

Via Press Gazette

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