It merely altered the normal course of proof such that it became incumbent upon the presumed publisher to explain why he was not responsible for the content on the internet portal or site.
Not only regarding each crime, but in regard to each criminal the court always has the right and duty to decide whether to be lenient or severe.
Thus, an online news portal becomes a 'publisher' upon becoming aware of the existence and content of an impugned comment.
Enclosure 22 was supported by an affidavit deposed by the 2nd respondent encl 23 citing the grounds that the AG's application failed to disclose a prima facie case as well as procedural non-compliance.
Such a right cannot, above all extend to a right to undermine the institution of the Judiciary, which will ultimately bring chaos in the administration of justice.
This in turn is because a loss of confidence in the institution will inevitably result in the erosion of the rule of law.