In November 2010 we reported on the Reframing Libel” event at City University London. This brought together academics, practitioners, and campaigners to discuss the future of libel reform. We subsequently published posts based on the contributions by Razi Mireskandari (one of our most popular posts), Dominic Crossley and Hugh Tomlinson (Part 1 and Part 2).
Writing on her “Meeja law” blog journalist and researcher Judith Townend (who was involved in the organisation of the event) reports that, to coincide with the government’s publication of the Draft Defamation Bill, the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism at City University London has made digital papers available here.
These are the papers:
- Peter Wilmshurst: Changing the experience of being sued and the impact on science and medical research
- Claire de Than: Time for a bigger time frame?
- Alastair Mullis and Andrew Scott: Reframing libel – Taking (all) rights seriously and where it leads
- Robert Dougans: Reframing Libel: The online perspective
- Andrew Stephenson: Science and libel
- Gavin Sutter: Reforming libel – evolution, not revolution
- Roy Greenslade: What needs to happen from the media’s perspective
- Razi Mireskandari: Reframing the costs of libel
- Magnus Boyd: The proposed restriction on corporate bodies to sue for libel
- Hugh Tomlinson: A practitioner’s perspective
The organisers are going to publish a book of the working papers shortly.