American courts have traditionally established a high bar for proving libel or slander. So a growing number of potential plaintiffs are heading overseas to sue Americans in foreign courts. Critics call it “libel tourism”. Now American lawmakers are close to passing a proposal that would prevent it. Kojo gets an update on the debate, and speaks with a journalist who found herself on the wrong end of an international libel lawsuit.


  • John Morris General Counsel, Director of the Internet Standards, Technology and Policy Project, Center for Democracy and Technology
  • Rachel Ehrenfeld Author, "Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed and How to Stop It"; Director, American Center for Democracy, Center for the Study of Corruption & the Rule of Law

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