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Case Law, Strasbourg: Braun v Poland, The same Article 10 standards apply to everyone involved in public debate – Hugh Tomlinson QC

Grzegorz BraunIn the case of Braun v Poland (Judgment of 4 November 2014), the Fourth Section of the Court of Human Rights found that the domestic courts had violated Article 10 by applying stricter standards to a commentator than were applied to journalists.  The same standards of “responsibillity” should be applied to all participants in general interest public debates. Continue reading

Case Law: Strasbourg, Stankiewicz v. Poland, Responsible public interest journalism protected by Article 10 – Hugh Tomlinson QC

Rzeczpospolita_9-06-2010_paliwa_5-40In the case of Stankiewicz and Others v. Poland [2014] ECHR 1061, the Fourth Section of the Court of Human Rights held that there had been a violation of Article 10 where the domestic courts had found that an article about a demand for a bribe by a public official had breached the official’s rights.  This was a public interest story in relation to which the applicants had complied with the tenets of responsible journalism. Continue reading

Defamation Act 2013, A Critical Evaluation, Part 4, “Public Interest” defence – Dan Tench

Defamation ActIn earlier posts I have dealt with general concerns about the Defamation Act 2013, concerns about section 1, “Serious harm” and the new statutory defences of “truth” and “honest comment” in section 2 and section 3. In this post, I continue setting out concerns with the Defamation Act 2013 by looking at the public interest defence in section 4. Continue reading

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