How the rich and powerful try to intimidate the press

This week the editors of The Times and The Sunday Times wrote to the justice secretary, calling for a crackdown on the misuse of libel laws by the super-rich. Together with more than 60 editors, reporters and lawyers, they called for a specific law to address Slapps – strategic lawsuits against public participation.

In this bonus Saturday episode, we’re listening back to a conversation with Times Media’s editorial legal director Pia Sarma, first broadcast in January, in which she argues it's time to restore the balance between rich claimants and journalists pursuing the truth.

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Guest: Pia Sarma, Editorial Legal Director, Times Media.

Host: Manveen Rana.

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Read more: 'Editors call for anti-Slapp law to protect investigative journalism'

Clips: Times Radio, France 24, Parliament TV.

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