An injunction is an effective remedy as it is a court order preventing a specific act of defamation, for example, the publication of a particular article in a newspaper or particular story in a television program. Injunctions are rarely granted in defamation actions, unless it is clear that the statement is defamatory and that the defendant does not intend to plead a defence. It may be used to prevent an intended defamation or where there is a real danger that a person will repeat a defamation already published.
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