Government urged to reform Ireland’s libel laws
News publishers also campaign for Vat cut on newspapers and digital media products
The government has been called on to urgently complete the review of Ireland’s defamation laws.
A review of the current Defamation Act was due in 2014 but did not commence until November 2016.
On World News Day, Newsbrands, which represents Irish news publishers, is urging the government to reform the libel laws, support the role of public interest journalism in the democratic process and prevent the spread of misinformation and “fake news”....
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