Defamation I - Tutorial - NGEE A NN POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL OF F...

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NGEE ANN POLYTECHNIC MEDIA LAW: DEFAMATION I TUTORIAL Part I: Answer the following questions bearing in mind the law of defamation. 1) What is the purpose of the law of defamation? What three elements must be present in order to bring an action in defamation? 2) What are the causes of action available under the law of defamation? What is the difference between them? 3) Explain the meaning of “defamatory” and cite a case in support of your answer. When the courts have to decide if something is defamatory or not, whose viewpoint will they use? 4) What is a false innuendo? Cite a case to help explain your answer. 5) What do you understand by “referred to and concerned the plaintiff” in relation to the law of defamation? Part II: In each the following instance list down the individual/s that may be able bring an action in defamation and assess why they may or may not eventually be successful in their action/s. 1)
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