Tag Archives: libel

Libel risk set to rise for student websites

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Priest claims privacy breach over ‘gay’ story

Saying someone is gay is unlikely to be libellous these days, but it could be a breach of privacy under the Editor’s Code – especially if it’s not true, as one Sunday paper found. The fact that a priest told a journalist he refuted the claims did not necessarily mean he was willing to have his denial made public, Ipso found. Read moreĀ 

IPSO plans low-cost libel and privacy scheme

The press regulator IPSO began work on a low-cost arbitration scheme to handle complaints about libel and privacy in June 2015 – through the Leveson Report said any scheme should be free for complainants. Read more


Libel: Google immune over blogs it hosts

Google could not be sued for defamatory content posted on blogs it hosted on its blogger.com service, a High Court judge ruled. It was not the publisher (UK Press Gazette, March 2012). Read more