Simon Singh on TV: Libel Reform Campaign
I have just received the following message from the Libel Reform Campaign, and am writing in a hurry because Simon Singh's BBC program is tonight, 3rd May, BBC 1.
Look out on BBC 1 tonight at 10:40pm for the next part of the BBC libel series: See You in Court. The program will follow science writer Simon Singh through his case and through the beginning of the Libel Reform Campaign.
We have been scrutinising the Government’s draft Defamation Bill since its publication in March, and tomorrow we will be appearing before a joint committee of the Lords and Commons in Parliament to tell them what we think, and discuss the Government’s proposals. You can come along to Committee Room Six between 9:30 to 10:30am to support us, or watch online on the Parliament website [http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/joint-select/draft-defamation-bill1/]. You can also follow the discussion on Twitter at the hashtag #libelreform.
We’re heaping pressure on Government to ensure they deliver a bill that is fit for the internet age. The bill isn’t quite there yet so if you haven’t already done so, please ask your MP to sign EDM 1636, to show their support for substantive reforms [http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-11/1636]. You can find your MP and their email address at www.theyworkforyou.com and there is some text on our website you can use here: [http://www.libelreform.org/news/491-write-to-your-mp].
It is so important now to maintain pressure on parliament and you can continue to help us today by donating at www.justgiving.com/libelreformappeal2011. As always, please keep in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter with the hashtag #libelreform
Sile and Mike
[update 4-mar] BBC1 03 May 2011
See You In Court: Simon Singh vs The BCA (1/2)
See You In Court: Simon Singh vs The BCA (2/2)