RSP Episode 09 Defamation Staying Safe with Libel and Slander


Series One Episode 09: Defamation Staying Safe with Libel and Slander and keeping what you say legal from Radio Skills for Podcasters. Kevin looks at Defamation, libel and slander with advice of how to keep the right side of civil law with your podcast content.

In this episode Kevin shares his knowledge around civil law in the UK pertaining to Defamation.

Kevin explains the difference between Libel and Slander. He looks at what is fair game and when you shouldn’t repeat what you may have read or heard elsewhere.

Is there a difference between newspapers, radio and podcast or twitter, blogs and show notes?

What is personal opinion and what should you do if you are in doubt.

Top Tip this episode provides advice on how to show as well as tell and create powerful call to actions within you podcast.

Next Time: Kevin walks through the basics of good broadcast presentation skills. Using your voice to the maximum impact, how the words you use can link to your brand, above the line and below the line character traits and how they imprint on your show.  It is all coming up in episode 10 of Radio Skills for Podcasters.

Notes: Some affiliate links below.

Kevin talked about Twibel by Paul Chantler and Paul Hollins within the Podcast.
Millions use social networks without realising the potential legal dangers.  In the past only newspapers and other media had to worry about the law. Now EVERYONE can be a publisher – and needs to be aware of the legal implications of what they write.

Other books available on keeping it legal in your podcast.

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