25 Oct 2016

New Caledonia blog wins defamation case

1:55 pm on 25 October 2016

A New Caledonian blog says it has won a defamation case brought against it by a former vice president Gilbert Tyuienon and a top official Jean-Raymond Postic.

Caledosphere blog taken to court for alleged defamation

The blog, Caledosphere was taken to court for alleged defamation but has won the case. Photo: supplied

The blog, Caledosphere, said the criminal court has ordered the two men to each pay its editor, Franck Theriaux, $US1400.

The two lodged a defamation claim after the blog reported that they were at a scene of a fatal assault two years ago.

Caledosphere said in its ten years of existence it has won all defamation cases brought against it mainly by senior government members.

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