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Language Laws

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 27 August 2013

What are we allowed to say to each other? Chris Ledgard looks at the laws surrounding language use, from libel to blasphemy.

Barristers Nicola Cain and Christina Michalos explain defamation law. Professor Laura Gowing from King's College London takes us back to a time when seditious language could land you in the pillory. And barrister Diane Chanteau explains how critical the use of exact language is in court.

Producer: Melvin Rickarby.


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