*Economou v de Freitas

Libel and slander – Claimant issuing libel proceedings against defendant for publication of five articles and two BBC broadcasts. The Queen's Bench Division dismissed the claimant's libel proceedings against the defendant. Only two of seven articles complained of were actionable and they were defeated by the public interest defence, as the claimant had been entitled to place some reliance on the publisher to undertake appropriate checks and provide appropriate balance.

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