Defense in defamation cases:
When the statement made is true.
Example: A statement that ‘A’ is a criminal and ‘A’ has been charged in court and found guilty.
2. Fair Comment:
The statement made is an expression of an honest opinion on a matter of public interest.
3. Absolute Privilege:
Such as statements made in court proceedings, parliamentary proceedings, police reports. A person
cannot be sued even if the content in the police report is not true.
4. Qualified Privilege:
Statements made by individuals who have a legal, moral and social responsibility to make a report
and the report is made without malicious intent and reported to the recipient of the report who is
responsible for receiving the report.
Through this defense, the lawyer will show that the defamed person has actually given permission
to the defamer to make the statement.
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