Section 40: government to repeal controversial media law

The government said Section 40, drawn up after the Leveson inquiry, poses ‘a threat to the freedom and sustainability of the press’

A controversial law that could force publishers to pay the costs of the people who sue them, even if they win, is to be repealed, the government has announced.

Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013, which was drawn up following the Leveson inquiry, poses “a threat to the freedom and sustainability of the press”, the government said on Monday.

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