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"...in previous cases the courts have made it very clear that they expect a defendant to demonstrate that he or she has engaged in responsible journalism before the defence will succeed, including verifying the story and giving the subject an opportunity to comment."

This is just lunacy and only highlights the urgent need to abolish current libel/defamation laws and introduce new ones protecting free speech.

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