Case Report: Jack Monroe v Katie Hopkins, Libel Trial, Day 3: Claimants closing submissions, judgment reserved

2 03 2017

monroe-hopkinsThe trial of the case of Jack Monroe v Katie Hopkins concluded on Wednesday 1 March 2017, Day 3 of the trial before Mr Justice Warby in Court 13 at the Royal Courts of Justice.  We had case preview from last Friday and a case report on Days 1 and 2 of the hearing. Read the rest of this entry »





South Africa: Comedians fight bill that will limit the freedoms that keep us laughing – Dario Milo

2 03 2017

img-20160501-00392Public comments on the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill [pdf] were due at the end of January. A coalition of some of SA’s best comedians and satirists has taken a stand against the bill and filed submissions arguing that its hate speech provisions are unconstitutional. Among them are Pieter-Dirk Uys, John Vlismas, Jonathan Shapiro (Zapiro), Kagiso Lediga, Conrad Koch (and Chester Missing), Nik Rabinowitz, Tumi Morake, Joey Rasdien, Nina Hastie, David Kau, Casper de Vries, Celeste Ntuli, Mark Banks, Jason Goliath, John Barker, Christopher Steenkamp and the creators of the satirical programme ZA News. Read the rest of this entry »