Libel reform was included in the Queen's Speech this week, which outlines Parliament's focus for the coming 12 months
Queen confirms at State Opening of Parliament that legislation will be introduced 'to reform the law of defamation'
New rules on conditional fee agreements and insurance premiums in privacy and libel cases would be 'wrong and unfair to the ordinary citizen'
Report calls for package of measures aimed at reducing 'the cost and length of proceedings' and lessening 'the likelihood of costs'
Justice minister Lord McNally says he 'would be extremely disappointed if a commitment to legislate on defamation was not part of' the Queen's Speech
Campaigners say the current proposals in response to the draft defamation bill do not address 'libel bullying'
Government says it will look at suggestion, by Labour MP Chris Bryant, to make it easier for the public to bring claims against the media
Read the full report from a joint House of Commons and House of Lords committee into the government's draft libel reform proposals
In a report published today, the joint parliamentary committee called on the government to introduce legislation to cover online defamation and tackle the new 'Wild West' online
Civil Justice Council claims bill in current form provides more room for 'expensive argument and uncertainty'
Journalism.co.uk senior reporter Rachel McAthy speaks with former MP Evan Harris, Professor Gavin Phillipson and blogger at the New Statesman David Allen Green in this podcast from Westminster Legal Forum
Liberal Democrat peer Lord McNally wants experts in online publishing to join in the debate to shape the draft defamation bill
Live blogs and real-time news are not considered in the draft defamation bill, the Guardian's editor told the joint committee today
Lord Lester has described the draft defamation consultation paper and bill as "an extraordinarily open and intelligent document"
Joint Committee on the Draft Defamation Bill will take evidence on the draft bill and report back to parliament in July
Newspaper will keep a block on UK traffic – put up in protest at UK libel law – in place for the meantime
The Kyiv Post blocked UK visitors on 14 December followed a libel suit against the newspaper's publisher in London by a Ukrainian businessman
Deputy prime minister today announced details of a draft defamation bill to combat so-called 'libel-tourism' and bolster public-interest journalism
Lord McNally tells Lebel Reform Campaign event that getting the reforms right will be something on which he will measure his career
The guide, entitled'So you've had a threatening letter. What can you do?', contains definitions of defamation, what to do in response to the threat of libel action and what defences might be available
The Libel Reform Campaign announced a "victory" today as the Queen's Speech confirmed legislation will be introduced in the next 12 months to reform defamation law
Speaking on Radio 4's Today programme Chris Jefferies, the landlord of Joanna Yeates who was arrested on suspicion of her murder but later released, tells of being 'very disturbed' by press reports after his arrest
Lord Lester urged the newly-formed joint committee on the draft defamation bill not to try to tackle a privacy law within the legislation
MigrationWatch has threatened political commentator Sally Bercow with libel action following comments she made about a Daily Express story on migration
Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger gives his views on libel legislation and support to Lord Lester
Current common law of libel in Jamaica is the same as that in England and Wales
Jonathan Heawood discusses the criticisms English PEN has faced in relation to its libel reform campaign from both sides
Significant changes to current libel legislation are proposed, to address online publishing and greater protection for journalists reporting on parliamentary proceedings
The bill could offer greater protection for journalists covering parliamentary proceedings and seeks to update libel legislation in light of online publishing
Will reforms to English and Welsh libel legislation put forward by Lord Lester be hindered by a lack of parliamentary resource and time, asks David Allen Green
Analysing the main changes in Lord Lester's libel bill, the BBC's Kevin Marsh says it 'tackles some of the current laws' deficiencies head on' but "'body swerves others'
Inforrm blog continues to offer challenging discussion around the arguments posed by the Libel Reform campaign
All three main political parties pledged their support for reforming current libel legislation before the general election
Jeet Singh is an Indian national who lives in India and is thought never to have visited Britain but is suing a British freelance journalist
Conservative shadow justice secretary, Dominic Grieve confirmed the party would undertake a 'fundamental review of the libel laws' if elected
Journalism.co.uk pledges support to the Libel Reform Campaign, run by Index on Censorship, Sense About Science and English PEN
MP Tom Watson was criticised for his opposition to libel cost reform and defends his position on the Liberal Conspiracy
Liberal Democrat MP Evan Harris suggests the 'missing ingredient' in Jack Straw's pledge for libel reform is a commitment to limit big companies suing
Conservative shadow justice minister Henry Bellingham said if his party formed the next government they would give libel reform priority
'Journalists who don’t like risk should go elsewhere,' says investigative reporter Bruce Page as he assesses calls for libel law reform
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