Defamation of Citizen Journalist Included in Private Law Area

Emi Puasa Handayani, I Nyoman Nurjaya, Ismail Navianta, Prija Djatmika


This study discusses on the defamation conducted by citizen journalist, focusing on the main problem or the problem formula: Why do defamation conducted by Citizen Journalist include in the private law.   The method is normative legal research. The research purpose covers to analyze the reason of defamation conducted by Citizen Journalist include in the Private Law.     The research showed four reasons that the country eliminated the regulation of criminal law in the case of  defamation including:  informational freedom become the fundamental of democracy, has role in play againts the corruption, promotes accountability and transparency and empowers the society in obtaining justice.   Moreover, the case of defamation refers to problem among the individuals, the executor and the victim. There is no public interest being broken thus the country no needs to involve.  The one who being defamed may apply   claim for compansation to   the one who results in the loss.

Keywords: Defamation, Citizen Journalist,   Private Law

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