The 'Ordinary Reasonable Person' in Defamation Law

Nicholas R. Baker

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This article examines the way the law determines what is defamatory and asks what the law, and society generally, means by the ordinary reasonable person.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-23
Number of pages4
JournalCommunications Law Bulletin
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • defamation law
  • libel and slander
  • media law
  • journalists and the law
  • journalism and the law
  • social attitudes
  • social attitudinal research


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