The common law has long recognized that damage to a person’s reputation is as serious a matter as a physical injury or damage to property. Where the damage is caused by false or malicious utterances, the tort of defamation provides a remedy. This project examines the law in relation to defamation and makes recommendations for its development and reform.
Keywords: defamation; libel; slander; media; fair comment; apology; malice;
retraction; amends; fact; truth; privilege; reputation; tort; procedure;
Cherneskey v. Armadale Publishers; limitation period; group; absolute;
qualified; Libel and Slander Act; damages
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