Simon Singh

Libel Reform

Last year, during a visit to the Adelaide Festival of Ideas, I was interviewed by Nick Miller, health correspondent at the Melbourne Age newspaper. I had recently co-authored a book about alternative medicine entitled Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial, so we spoke for an hour, after which Nick set about writing up our discussion. Of course, before Nick could publish the interview, he passed it by the in-house lawyer, who proceeded to gut the article to such an extent that my strongest views about homeopathy were removed.

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