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The right of reply is the right to defend oneself against criticism. In Europe there have been proposals to enshrine the principle in law that there is a legally enforceable right of reply that applies to all media, including newspapers, magazines, and other print media, along with radio, television, and the internet.

Article 1 of a Council of Europe proposal defines a right of reply as: offering a possibility to react to any information in the media presenting inaccurate facts … which affect … personal rights.[1][2]

In Australian politics, the opposition party in federal parliament is given the formal right of reply to respond to the government's budget. Two nights after the budget is presented by the Treasurer of Australia on live television, the Leader of the Opposition delivers a reply speech in parliament that is also broadcast on live TV.

External links

  1. ^ "Draft Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to Member States on the Right of Reply in the New Media Environment" (PDF). http://www.culture.gov.uk/images/consultations/MMSOD2004.pdf.  
  2. ^ "MediaWise submission to DCMS consultation". http://www.mediawise.org.uk/display_page.php?id=823.  

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