Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Libel Reform Campaign

To Index on Censorship and English PEN it has become increasingly clear that English libel law and the use of ‘super-injunctions’ are having a profoundly negative impact on freedom of expression, both in the UK and abroad.

Writers such as Simon Singh, and respected current affairs programme Newsnight, have found themselves facing defamation suits, whilst human rights campaigners are often forced to edit and retract articles in the face of potential libel action.

We need to persuade politicians from all the political parties to commit to reform of our unjust libel laws.

Now visit their website.

1 comment:

Frank Little said...

- and yet there is no sign that ordinary people are any more safe from newspaper intrusion as a result from the way English law has developed.