The Minister for Justice has announced a review of the Defamation Act 2009. It is a wide-ranging review of Defamation legislation, and this has implications for communications professionals, both as increasingly publishers of material particularly in the online context, but also as defenders of client’s and employer’s reputation. Full details of the review are set out here.
Between now and November 25 the PRII is carrying out a survey of members on their views and experiences of the legislation. You can partake in the PRII survey here. Following this, the PRII will hold a roundtable of interested members on the subject in early December which will provide the basis of the PRII's submission.