02 February 2010

Legal Pickle

I’m shaking as I write. I hope no one is reading.

We just did media law, and it seems you can’t write anything without being sued. Possibly jailed.

We discussed the defences journalists can employ against libel charges, such as fair comment, public interest, and speaking the truth. But none of them seemed to stack up...

I really hope no one is reading. If you are, forgive me. I didn’t mean that thing I wrote about the time you used a pickle to… Oops! I just remembered: never apologise, it can be used against you in court. Just pass the complaint on to your editor. Or Keith and Roberta!




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