Thursday, January 07, 2010

N - Living in a world of euphemism

Pre-emptive editing by lawyers "forces us to live in a world of euphemism," said Tracey Brown, managing director of Sense About Science, at a recent panel discussion about English libel law. "Even if you win you could still lose £100 000 and a year or two of your career," said the science writer Simon Singh, who is embroiled in a case brought against him by the British Chiropractic Association ( The Index on Censorship has published a report on the current situation, with recommendations for reform ( The UK home secretary Jack Straw has pledged to end libel tourism, the Times reports (

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