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Section 40: Protection for the People, or Oppression of the Press? (Mediafile)
26 Jan 2017
BY INDEX ON CENSORSHIP

The United Kingdom might be seeing its own version of the infamous Gawker versus Hogan case play out in its own legal system, but with a twist. Section 40 is a new law that if enacted, will force publishers to pay for the legal expenses of the person suing them, regardless of whether the claimant wins or loses. This punitive measure has generated much controversy as media outlets could be unfairly subjected to bankruptcy. Read the full article

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