Freedom of the Press and the Law of Defamation

Nirma University Law Journal, 2011

13 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2020

Date Written: July 1, 2011


The law of defamation presents a conflict between individual and society. It has been described as, “a tale of two interests”. These interests are the interest of the individual in the reputation, and the interests of the society 2that information should pass freely. It may be said that when any person passes the freedom of speech and expression, so every person also possesses 3a right to his reputation which is regarded as a property.

Keywords: Freedom of the press, law of defamation, defamation

Suggested Citation

Garg, Dayanand, Freedom of the Press and the Law of Defamation (July 1, 2011). Nirma University Law Journal, 2011, Available at SSRN:

Dayanand Garg (Contact Author)

Panjab University

Sector 14
Sector 14
Chandigarh, 160014

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