Guide for Bloggers and Non-Profit Organizations About Writing With Libel in Mind

This is a guide for bloggers and non-profit organizations about writing with libel considerations in mind. The guide discusses the elementary principles of libel law and explains how to prepare for and conduct a pre-publication libel review. It is particularly important to have a third party, not otherwise involved in the preparation of a report or blog post that criticizes individuals or organizations, compare all possibly-defamatory statements with the sources for those statements.

 

  • Writing with Libel in Mind (pdf) (html)
    • PART I - Why a Libel Review  (html)
    • PART II - Basic Libel Principles  (html)
    • PART III - Protocols for Libel Reviews  (html)
    • PART IV - Conclusion and Appendix of Resources (html)