Media release: Defamation law training being hosted by NUJ Scotland


NUJ Scotland still has funded places on its half-day defamation law training sessions, taking place in Perth, Glasgow and Dumfries.

The sessions are scheduled as follows:

Perth: Monday 27 January 2020 (10am-1.30pm)

Glasgow: Tuesday 28 January 2020 (10am-1.30pm)

Dumfries: Tuesday 4 February 2020 (11am-2.30pm)

The aim of the sessions is to highlight issues of free expression in Scotland, and what individuals from across society can do to protect themselves and be able to contribute to the national debate on key issues within the confines of the law.

As more people are expressing themselves online via social media and new media outlets, a key aim will be focused on the defamation threats that can occur online.

Learning outcomes:

* To increase awareness and literacy regarding existing defamation laws in Scotland;

* To highlight the key cases that have shaped the interpretation of defamation in Scots law;

* To examine issues of free expression;

* To outline how digital expression – including blogging, social media and new media – can open up a broader cross-section of society to the threat of defamation; and

* To provide practical guidance as to avoiding allegations of defamation while still being able to contribute to key discussions both off- and online.

Should you wish to book a place, please contact Joan Macdonald at

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Contact: Joan Macdonald