Wednesday, 27 February 2013
For whom the libel tolls: government loses even as it wins
journalism.sg » For whom the libel tolls: government loses even as it wins: "defamation law was never a very convincing test of truth. Under English-style common law, words with defamatory meaning are presumed to be false. This means that the plaintiff does not have to prove that he was innocent of the allegations. It is up to the defendant to prove that his accusations were true – extremely difficult when dealing with the inner workings of government or big business." 'via Blog this'