Libel in the spotlight
Tom Bower on his struggle with defamation laws
07 Dec 09

Today’s Media Guardian leads with an extract from journalist Tom Bower’s submission to the culture, media and sport committee/

The piece is accompanied by an analysis of the prospects for change — based on Index on Censorship and English PEN’s proposals — written by litigation lawyer Dan Tench. Tench is cautious:

So beyond the important issue of the recovery of libel costs, it appears that further reform to libel law is likely to be complex, controversial and some way off.