November 10, 2010 § 2 Comments
To add another blog to the many that are no doubt popping up today…
The following is why it’s so important for everyone to get behind this campaign – there are plenty of examples of who has been affected by the libel laws, including one of the most well known, Simon Singh‘s case against the British Chiropractic Association over a piece he wrote for the Guardian in 2008 in which he criticised the BCA’s defense of some chiropractors using treatments with little evidence of efficacy for conditions like childhood asthma. Despite the fact he fortunately won the case earlier this year, the campaign isn’t over. Currently, the British doctor Peter Wilmshurst is being sued for libel over his comments about an American medical company’s research.
More and more journalists, bloggers and writers will fall foul of these laws unless changes are made.
Read on about how you can help by signing the petition.