It appears that judges in these online defamation
cases are familiar with neither the definition of defamation
nor the technology with which it is allegedly carried out.
Besides the laws of the land do not give any added advantage to any male person to silence any (victim) woman under the threat of filing defamation
proceedings against her," he added.
It has been a strong position and consistent policy of the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media ever since it was established to promote the abolition of all criminal defamation
Last month, a bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Rohinton Faliman had said such defamation
cases against the critics of a government have a "chilling effect".
Instead of deciding upon whether criminal defamation
is required in this era of technology when millions of people use social media to express their views, the court delved into the "concept of reputation", "vision of the ancients and thoughts of creative writers and thinkers".
They had all argued before the court that criminal defamation
laws should be scrapped as the Indian Constitution's Article 19(2) imposes reasonable restrictions on freedom of speech and expression.
Because of that, he said, the defamation
jury's decision should be set aside.
Egypt's government is perhaps the biggest abuser of defamation
and blasphemy laws to suppress differing views.
com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that it has scheduled a live webcast entitled: Mitigating Risks of Defamation
Litigations: Best Practices for Internal Investigations.
PESHAWAR -- Former KP minister and Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) leader Bakht Baidar Khan Tuesday denied that he was withdrawing defamation
case against PTI chief Imran Khan after his party had rejoined the provincial government.
Bill Cosby, citing financial pressures, asked a federal judge to dismiss or put on hold a lawsuit in which American International Group Inc seeks to avoid paying for his defense against defamation
claims by women who also accused him of sexual abuse.
While Abraham Lincoln may have said, "Truth is generally the best vindication against slander," many also gain some satisfaction by filing a defamation