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Mr Justice Eady today put a permanent stay on a libel case brought by an Indian holy man against British journalist Hardeep Singh.
Mr Eady ruled that a 2007 article in the UK-based Sikh Times, in which Singh implied Sikh holy man Sant Baba Jeet Singh Ji Maharaj was a “cultist”, could not be judged in a libel court, as it was an argument of religious doctrine rather than establishment of fact.
Science writer Simon Singh has been refused leave to appeal Mr Justice Eady’s decision on meaning in Singh’s legal battle with the British Chiropractic Association (BCA).
The ruling against blogger NightJack suggests that anonymous speech is bad for society, says David Banisar
The Times newspaper will be allowed to identify Owell prize-winning police blogger Night Jack, after Mr Justice Eady ruled that it was not in the public interest that he remain anonymous.
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