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Question 9: Recently The Straits Times had published a story in two places in the paper: as a news item and as a longer article elsewhere. Both pieces alleged that the plaintiff author had plagiarized somebody else’s work, and as a result had dishonestly obtained a literary prize. However, by mistake, a photograph of a politician of the same name accompanied the article. The newspaper subsequently published a detailed letter from the plaintiff author denying the allegation of plagiarism. Meanwhile, lawyers representing the politician however claimed that he had been defamed and the newspaper published an apology, which at his lawyers’ insistence, a further reference to the allegation of plagiarism against the plaintiff. The plaintiff author then issued libel proceedings in respect of the original article and the apology. Discuss the sort of defence/s that may be applicable in this case. Hi, You are to go through in your groups the blogs listed below and advise each
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This note was uploaded on 01/15/2010 for the course PUBLIC Public rel taught by Professor Za during the Spring '09 term at Loyola Maryland.

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