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defamation

(dĕf″ă-mā′shŭn)
In law, an act of communication that is a quasi-intentional tort (civil wrong) that occurs when one person communicates false information to another person that injures or harms a third person who, as a result, is shamed, held in contempt, ridiculed, loses status or reputation in the community, or experiences loss of employment or of earnings. Oral defamation is slander. Written defamation is libel.
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A BAHRAINI teenager was jailed for two years and six months for defaming his Majesty King Hamad on twitter.
17 ( ANI ): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday accused the Congress party of defaming Hindu community on the international level.
The youth has admitted regularly posting insults defaming the mother of the believers, Aisha, and the companions of the Prophet on a website, according to court documents.
New Delhi [India], Apr 16 ( ANI ): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday lambasted the Congress Party for defaming and disrespecting the Hindu religion, adding that the latter was doing this just for the sake of "votes".
The Public Prosecution charged the 19-year-old with defaming the Prophet's wife, Aisha, as well as his companions.
( ANI ): Congress leader Anand Sharma on Sunday criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for defaming his party by raking the Bofors case.
"His Majesty King Hamad misses no opportunity in stressing the need to avoid defaming individuals and families," Cabinet Affairs Minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Ateyatala Al Khalifa said.
Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Jan 24 ( ANI ): Rajput Karni Sena Chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi on Wednesday said that team Padmaavat cannot be allowed to earn profit by defaming Rajputs.
Either he proves my involvement, or, asks for my forgiveness for defaming me", said he.
Solanki has given a complaint against Netflix alleging that the US-based online streaming service is "defaming Hindus and India" through shows hosted on its platform.
'I am going to London to sue Imran Khan, Shahzad Akbar and the British newspaper for publishing a baseless story aimed at defaming me and Pakistan,' he said, adding that the whole world knew the judicial system of Britain where Imran Khan Niazi could not run away.