Libel in the spotlight

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.