n Without Prejudice - Criminal defamation : encouraging silence : criminal law
|Article Title||Criminal defamation : encouraging silence : criminal law|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Publication Date||Jun 2009|
|Pages||21 - 22|
There are persuasive arguments in favour of scrapping the offence of criminal defamation. Perhaps the most cogent is that it poses a significant threat to freedom of expression, a threat that is particularly difficult to justify given that there is an effective civil remedy to compensate those who suffer injury to their reputations.
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