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Do libel laws stifle free speech?

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Britain's libel laws are being criticised by US legislators. Members of Congress in Washington are trying to pass new laws to protect US journalists and NGOs from "libel tourism" - the practice of foreigners using UK libel law to silence their critics. Lawyer Laurence Harris examines if UK libel laws are stifling free speech.

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