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LIBEL DEBATE IN PARLIAMENT

Making libel less of a liability for the media. That is how the Government is touting the bill meant to remove section 9 of the Libel and Defamation Act that could result in jail time if a journalist is convicted of an offence under that section.

But the criminal offence of libel is not being removed completely and one Opposition MP is suggesting an amendment to, and not the removal of section 9.

People Meter Question

Do you think government will get the required independent vote to pass the Constitution Amendment Bill?

  • Yes
  • No