[AfrICANN-discuss] ITWebAfrica Story - Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves.Africa

Vika Mpisane vika at zadna.org.za
Thu Aug 30 14:51:05 SAST 2012

Normally, Nigel, that is the case across. Generally, also, defamation
claims tend to ensue out of such claims. I suppose also DCA is fully aware
of this.


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On 2012/08/30 2:11 PM, "Nigel Roberts" <nigel at channelisles.net> wrote:

>I don't know about your particular country, but anyone using a metaphor
>about an identifiable person or persons involving the word 'thief' in
>England risks a Claim of defamation.
>And it seems that in parts of Africa that may be MUCH more risky.
>> The charge related to a front page column headlined "Ali Baba and the
>>Forty Thieves," with a photo of President Laurent Gbagbo in the center
>>and photos of former members of his government who have been imprisoned
>>in recent corruption scandals, according to CPJ research. An arrow
>>identified Gbagbo as "Ali Baba."
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