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Publishers and journalists are wondering how to react to a vote on 20 December, by the EP's legal affair committee, on Rome II legislation, governing cross-border non-contractual disputes. According to Angela Mills Wade from the European Publishers Council, by voting an amendment on privacy and defamation, previously rejected by member states, the committee is putting press freedoms in jeopardy. 'Exclusion [ed. of defamation] seems the only politically viable option for journalists and the...

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