Essential Law for Journalists

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What is defamation?
The law protects an individual's personal and professional reputation from unjustified attack. In other words, damaging someones reputation.
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A statement about a person is defamatory if it tends to do what?
SHED= expose the person to be SHUNNED or avoided; expose the person to HATRED, ridicule, or contempt; lower the ESTIMATION of right-thinking members of society generally; or DISPARAGE the person in his/her business, trade, office or profession.
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What is an innuendoe?
An innuendo is a statement which may seem to be inoffensive to some people but which will be seen as defamatory by people with specialist knowledge.
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Bane and antidote
A judge said in 1835 that, if in one part of a publication something disreputable to the claimant was stated that was removed by the conclusion, 'the bane and the antidote must be taken together.'
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What is civil law?
Civil law concerns disputes between individuals and organisations and includes redress of torts - that is, wrongs suffered.
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What is criminal law?
Criminal law deals with offences which harm the whole community and are said to be an offence against the monarchy
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Tort
A civil wrong for which monetary damages may be awarded if the person affected sues in civil law, for example defamation, medical negligence
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SHED= expose the person to be SHUNNED or avoided; expose the person to HATRED, ridicule, or contempt; lower the ESTIMATION of right-thinking members of society generally; or DISPARAGE the person in his/her business, trade, office or profession.

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A statement about a person is defamatory if it tends to do what?

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An innuendo is a statement which may seem to be inoffensive to some people but which will be seen as defamatory by people with specialist knowledge.

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A judge said in 1835 that, if in one part of a publication something disreputable to the claimant was stated that was removed by the conclusion, 'the bane and the antidote must be taken together.'

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Civil law concerns disputes between individuals and organisations and includes redress of torts - that is, wrongs suffered.

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