The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

Yes. It's thought, as a matter of public policy, that the mere fact that something is in the public interest, if it's defamatory, is not sufficient to provide a defence. Something more is needed. And that something more was developed by the House of Lords in Reynolds and in subsequent cases. So you need, put simply, responsible journalism added to public interest.

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