Freedom of expression protects us all
My opinion piece on the Defamation Bill was published in the Sunday Independent on Sunday 16 March.
“The quality of public discourse should be a concern for all of us, especially for politicians. When we debate our defamation laws, as we did last week in Seanad Eireann, we have a responsibility that extends beyond self-interest and special pleading — whether by politicians or others offended by harsh criticism in the media, or by newspaper proprietors concerned with maximising sales and profits.”
To read the full article, click here.