Monday, January 16, 2012

#McCann : How British Libel Laws Help Rich VILLIANS Escape The Scrutiny Of The Law

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dukLaws used to silence the press

These days British journalism is often portrayed in a damning light: an industry where malicious hacks besmirch the reputation of whoever wanders into their crosshairs. But a new book on British libel laws reveals another side to the story, showing a system exploited by the wealthy and powerful to censor the truth.

Extracts from Nick Cohen’s book You Can’t Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom, published in the Observer, reveal the stranglehold of libel laws on press more