Skyrocketing libel awards ‘threaten journalism’

Skyrocketing libel awards ‘threaten journalism’
Paul Tweed: ‘Print media has to be protected at all costs’

In a new Sunday Business Post podcast, media lawyer Paul Tweed calls for protections for ‘proper investigative journalism’ against both over-litigiousness and encroachment of social media

Top media lawyer Paul Tweed has called for controls on Ireland’s cripplingly high defamation awards, claiming the multimillion sums handed out in damages are “discrediting the law” and threatening the very existence of newspapers and other publishers.

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