Libel: The Legal Challenges Journalists Face

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  1. Serious Harm — the material has/will cause serious harm to the claimant
  2. Identification — the claimant must prove the material is about them. This could be through name identification (known as jigsaw identification, where there are clues in the material that make it known who the material is about)
  3. Publication — the statement was published by a third party
Headline by Greenslade in The Guardian



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Olivia O’Rourke

Olivia O’Rourke

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