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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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Course Aims:

This two part CPDcast series aims to examine the reportage defence and how it fits in with qualified privilege.

In Part 2, we will examine the two key Court of Appeal cases of Roberts v Gable and Charman v Orion and will discuss whether reportage really is a sound defence in the public interest.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the facts and the key principles established by the two Court of Appeal cases of Roberts v Gable [2007] and Charman v Orion Publishing Group Ltd [2007];
  • Know the parameters of reportage;
  • Understand how reportage and the repetition rule fit together;
  • Appreciate whether reportage is a sound defence in the public interest.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legal Principles
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 two, we examine the two Court of Appeal cases of Roberts v Gable and Charman v Orion. We also discuss the key principles of the reportage defence, how reportage works in conjunction with the repetition rule and finally we ask ourselves whether reportage really is a sound defence in the public interest.

Podcast added: 13/8/09

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-05-31

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