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Underreported: Libel Tourism

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Rachel Ehrenfeld, writer and director of the American Center for Democracy, discusses the "libel tourism" bill passed last week by the U.S. Senate designed to shield U.S. journalists and writers from libel suits by repressive governments or wealthy business tycoons in foreign jurisdictions. Ms. Ehrenfield, the author of  Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed and How to Stop It, talks about being sued for libel in England. Unlike the United States, the law is skewed in favor of the plaintiff in England, even though neither she, nor the wealthy Saudi businessman who sued her, were residents of the UK.

Guests:

Rachel Ehrenfeld

Comments [1]

Terry Rozsa Driller from NY Metro area, NJ

How does one find the sources of funds behind public media?

Aug. 05 2010 04:10 PM

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