Disaster averted!

The EU justice ministers decided to not go ahead with an unholy proposal to 'harmonize rules to do with defamation in the media'. The EU butting out voluntarily? Be still my heart.

Read it all on EU Referendum. Money quote:

Media organisations, NGOs and politicians warned of damage to the principle of freedom of speech, arguing that a Swedish newspaper, for instance, could be sentenced according to Syrian or Pakistani law following a law suit on defamation from a citizen in either of these countries.

Am I the only one that thinks it kind of obscene such a proposal was considered at all?

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