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Defamation and Freedom of Speech

Dario Milo

  • Examines the highly topical and controversial issue of balancing freedom of speech and the media with the right to reputation
  • Discusses and compares the law in five jurisdictions in detail: England and Wales, the European Court of Human Rights, South Africa, Australia, and the USA
  • Combines academic insight with current case law and legislative developments to make it of interest to scholars and practitioners
  • Confronts difficult philosophical questions in regard to the limits of freedom of expression and reputation in the specific context of the law of defamation
  • Debates how aspects of privacy law can be used to shed light on the concept of public interest speech for defamation law
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