A LEGAL VICTORY FOR THE PRESS: BUT AT WHAT COST?


noseWEEK’s success in defending the R550 000 defamation cast brought against us by millionaire dentist and prominent right-winger, Dr Robert Hall – he also claimed R2m from Weekend Argus – was a rare victory for the Press in our courts. While pleased at having won the case, we were nevertheless disappointed that the judgement did not deal with various issues crucial to a free Press.

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