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Categories:
Defamation and Reputation Management
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This two part CPDcast series aims to examine the reportage defence and how it fits in with qualified privilege. The series also serves to outline the key principles of reportage and discuss whether it is a sound defence in the public interest. In part one, the podcast will explain what is meant by the term reportage and also will examine the qualified privilege case of Reynolds and the case of Al Fagih.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what is meant by the term 'reportage';
  • Know the facts of the key qualified privilege case of Reynolds v Times Newspapers Ltd [2001];
  • Understand the reasoning of the Lords in Reynolds;
  • Understand the key principles of qualified privilege;
  • Know the case of Al Fagih v HH Saudi Research & Marketing (UK) Ltd [2001].
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Introduction
Sources and References:
  • Reynolds v Times Newspapers Ltd [2001] 2 AC 127;
  • Jameel v Wall Street Journal [2006] UKHL 44;
  • Al Fagih v HH Saudi Research & Marketing (UK) Ltd [2001] EWCA Civ 1634;
  • Roberts v Gable [2007] EWCA Civ 721;
  • Charman v Orion Publishing Group Ltd [2007] EWCA Civ 972;
  • Davies: Flat Earth News (Chatto & Windus 2008).

In this two part CPDcast series, Godwin Busutil, a barrister at 5RB, discusses the reportage defence and how it fits in with qualified privilege. In part 1 he examines what is meant by reportage, the key qualified privilege case of Reynolds and finally the case of Al Fagih.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-05-31

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