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Am I allowed to say that?

April 16, 2010

Libel laws have always put journalists on an unstable plank, never knowing which step could cause it to break. Ben Goldacre gives his opinion on libel laws and how they act as a  “mussel” journalists.

Libel laws: a lethal muzzle of medicine

The chiropractors’ absurd pursuit of Simon Singh is over, but libel laws are still a real health hazard

After two years of pursuing one man through the courts, at a cost to him of £200,000 and two years’ work, the British Chiropractic Association yesterday dropped their libel case against science writer Simon Singh. The case was over a piece he wrote for the Guardian in these very pages (now republished at Comment is free), criticising the BCA for claiming that its members could treat children for colic, ear infections, asthma, prolonged crying, and sleeping and feeding conditions by manipulating their spines…

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