Media gets protection in defamation cases - Daily Nation
In Summary
  • Specialists in media law have lauded it as one of the "most significant decisions in defamation law for many, many decades".

  • This new defence “is available to all who publish material in any medium, and is not part of the rubric of qualified privilege”.

  • Kenya has been struggling to redefine the laws of defamation and extend the frontier of freedom of expression.

  • The High Court in 2016 awarded Justice Alnasir Visram Sh26 million in a libel suit against The Standard newspaper.

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In Summary
  • Specialists in media law have lauded it as one of the "most significant decisions in defamation law for many, many decades".

  • This new defence “is available to all who publish material in any medium, and is not part of the rubric of qualified privilege”.

  • Kenya has been struggling to redefine the laws of defamation and extend the frontier of freedom of expression.

  • The High Court in 2016 awarded Justice Alnasir Visram Sh26 million in a libel suit against The Standard newspaper.

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In Summary
  • Specialists in media law have lauded it as one of the "most significant decisions in defamation law for many, many decades".

  • This new defence “is available to all who publish material in any medium, and is not part of the rubric of qualified privilege”.

  • Kenya has been struggling to redefine the laws of defamation and extend the frontier of freedom of expression.

  • The High Court in 2016 awarded Justice Alnasir Visram Sh26 million in a libel suit against The Standard newspaper.

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