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Sydney's The Daily Telegraph loses appeal against Geoffrey Rush's $2 mn payout for defamation
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Sydney's The Daily Telegraph loses appeal against Geoffrey Rush's $2 mn payout for defamation

The newspaper appealed a trial judge's ruling in 2019 that Geoffrey Rush was defamed by reports saying he had been accused of inappropriate behaviour by a co-actor 

Goa court dismisses Sanatan Sanstha's Rs 10 crore defamation case against Juggernaut Books, author Dhirendra K Jha
India

Goa court dismisses Sanatan Sanstha's Rs 10 crore defamation case against Juggernaut Books, author Dhirendra K Jha

Extremist group Sanatan Sanstha had sought Rs 10 crore in damages from author Dhirendra K Jha and publishers Juggernaut Books in a 2018 suit, claiming the book 'Shadow Armies' contained material that was defamatory to their organisation.

Delhi violence: I&B Ministry cautions TV news channels against content that may promote 'anti-national' attitudes, incite violence
India

Delhi violence: I&B Ministry cautions TV news channels against content that may promote 'anti-national' attitudes, incite violence

After fresh violence tore through northeast Delhi on Tuesday, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday issued an advisory to all private satellite TV channels asking them to be cautious about content that may incite violence or promote "anti-national" attitudes

Short on legal options, #MeToo accusers turn to defamation lawsuits as battleground for sexual misconduct cases
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Short on legal options, #MeToo accusers turn to defamation lawsuits as battleground for sexual misconduct cases

Unable to pursue justice directly, women and men on both sides of #MeToo are embracing the centuries-old tool of defamation lawsuits, opening an alternative legal battleground for accusations of sexual misconduct | via @nytimes

In China, #MeToo accusations are suppressed in court, erecting yet another barrier for whistleblowers 
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In China, #MeToo accusations are suppressed in court, erecting yet another barrier for whistleblowers 

In China, the accuser can quickly become the accused. At least six men publicly accused of sexual assault or harassment have sued their accusers, or people who have publicised those accusers’ claims, for defamation in the past year | via @nytimes

Bengaluru Police books former Karnataka CMs Siddaramaiah, HD Kumaraswamy for sedition, defamation
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Bengaluru Police books former Karnataka CMs Siddaramaiah, HD Kumaraswamy for sedition, defamation

Ahead of the 15 December Karnataka bypolls, the Bangalore Police has lodged an FIR against former Karnataka chief ministers Siddaramaiah and HD Kumaraswamy on charges of sedition and defamation based on a lower court order

Delhi HC sets aside stay on proceedings in Mahua Moitra's defamation case against Sudhir Chaudhary
India

Delhi HC sets aside stay on proceedings in Mahua Moitra's defamation case against Sudhir Chaudhary

The Delhi High Court on Thursday set aside the order staying proceedings in the defamation case filed by Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra against Zee News chief editor Sudhir Chaudhary

Rahul Gandhi appears before Surat court in defamation case over remark on 'Modi' surname; pleads 'not guilty'
India

Rahul Gandhi appears before Surat court in defamation case over remark on 'Modi' surname; pleads 'not guilty'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is expected to appear before a magisterial court in Surat on Thursday to defend himself in a criminal defamation case filed against him

Man from UP's Sambhal accused of posting objectionable social media remark against Amit Shah, police file complaint
India

Man from UP's Sambhal accused of posting objectionable social media remark against Amit Shah, police file complaint

A case has been filed against a man for allegedly posting objectionable remarks against Home Minister Amit Shah on Facebook, police said on Wednesday.

Karan Johar's 'drug' party: Deepika, Ranbir and other celebs should sue MLA Manjinder S Sirsa to keep check on moral policing
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Karan Johar's 'drug' party: Deepika, Ranbir and other celebs should sue MLA Manjinder S Sirsa to keep check on moral policing

Those celebrities who have been accused of doing drugs at Karan Johar's house party must take legal action against SAD MLA Manjinder S Sirsa; not doing so would tantamount to cowardice and only encourage moral policing in the country

Gujarat court exempts Rahul Gandhi from personally appearing in criminal defamation case over remark on 'Modi surname'
Politics

Gujarat court exempts Rahul Gandhi from personally appearing in criminal defamation case over remark on 'Modi surname'

The Gujarat court had earlier issued summons to Rahul Gandhi on a criminal defamation complaint filed on 16 April by BJP MLA Purnesh Modi.

Gujarat court reissues summons to Rahul Gandhi in defamation case filed by BJP worker for remark against Amit Shah
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Gujarat court reissues summons to Rahul Gandhi in defamation case filed by BJP worker for remark against Amit Shah

A Gujarat court issued fresh summons to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi directing him to appear in a criminal defamation suit filed against him by a local BJP leader for remarks against Amit Shah.

SC notice to West Bengal govt on delay in release of BJP activist arrested for posting meme on Mamata Banerjee
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SC notice to West Bengal govt on delay in release of BJP activist arrested for posting meme on Mamata Banerjee

Priyanka Sharma, a BJP Yuva Morcha leader, was arrested on 10 May by the West Bengal Police for allegedly tweeting a meme of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Rapper Hard Kaur charged with sedition for her social media posts criticising Yogi Adityanath, Mohan Bhagwat
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Rapper Hard Kaur charged with sedition for her social media posts criticising Yogi Adityanath, Mohan Bhagwat

Hard Kaur had shared social media posts blaming Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh for terrorist attacks in the country.

Another journalist held for 'defamatory content' against Yogi Adityanath; TV news channel editor remanded to 14-day custody
India

Another journalist held for 'defamatory content' against Yogi Adityanath; TV news channel editor remanded to 14-day custody

Another journalist at a Noida-based TV channel has been arrested allegedly over defamatory content against Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, said officials

'Is this a case of murder': SC orders immediate release of Prashant Kanojia, pulls up UP Police for arbitrary arrest of journalist
India

'Is this a case of murder': SC orders immediate release of Prashant Kanojia, pulls up UP Police for arbitrary arrest of journalist

Journalist Prashant Kanojia was arrested for defamation for tweeting a video of a woman who professed her love for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Prashant Kanojia's arrest underscores need to revisit law on criminal defamation, restrictions on right to free speech
India

Prashant Kanojia's arrest underscores need to revisit law on criminal defamation, restrictions on right to free speech

Today, fear of criminal sanctions under the law of criminal defamation forces people to refrain from exercising their right to freedom of speech and expression.

SC to hear plea challenging arrest of journalist Prashant Kanojia accused of making 'objectionable comment' against Yogi Adityanath
India

SC to hear plea challenging arrest of journalist Prashant Kanojia accused of making 'objectionable comment' against Yogi Adityanath

SC has agreed to hear a plea challenging the arrest of journalist Prashant Kanojia, who has been accused of making an objectionable comment against UP CM Yogi Adityanath on social media, on Tuesday.

Journalist Prashant Kanojia arrested for ‘objectionable’ social media post about Yogi Adityanath; charged with defamation, sections of ITA
India

Journalist Prashant Kanojia arrested for ‘objectionable’ social media post about Yogi Adityanath; charged with defamation, sections of ITA

A journalist has been arrested for allegedly sharing an objectionable post against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media, police said.

Johnny Depp accuses Amber Heard of having 'painted on bruises', causing him 'serious bodily injury'
Entertainment

Johnny Depp accuses Amber Heard of having 'painted on bruises', causing him 'serious bodily injury'

Johnny Depp stated that Amber Heard abused him while she was under the influence of a mix of 'prescription amphetamines and non-prescription drugs with alcohol.'