Within the cultures a number of people will start to exclude they form the mainstream society and this will cause greater damage to the lives of the people. The plaintiff i.e. the government needs to show that these words were truly defamatory. There should express the impact of the statement and how it affects the other person and analysis should be made as to the fact that if it was made in public interest. In this case the journalist can show that he believed these facts and did it for the greater good of the community. The defendant need stop show that these actions were deliberate and there was made to only tarnish the reputation of the other person. In the case of Ricky Wong vs. Asia Television (ATV), Ricky Wong sued ATV and its former director James Shing for Libel. Wong said that Shing has twice alleged that he took confidential information from him to promote his own bid for television promotion and development. Judge ruled that Shing had no real factual basis to make that allegation. Except that was construed to be only to make Wong look bad. This was only to tarnish the image of Wong in the public.
There was no real factual basis for making the allegations. Owing to this the case was ruled in the favor of Wong. Since there was no proof it was construed to be a case that was intended only to malign the good name of Wong. In some cases of oppression, media is a powerful tool to express the views of the people being victimized in the situation. In this there are a number of people who are also benefited from the freedom of the press. But there is a need to make determination on a case by case basis. According to the defamation statute of Hong Kong there should be a balance of two fundamental issues it is to protect the reputation of the people and to ensure that freedom of speech is also protected in the process. In Hong Kong regarding the defense, there should show that there is fair comment, qualified privilege and justification of the claims. In this the case of unintentional defamation is not used as a defense strategy. Plaintiff who wants to showcase to the world that the defendant acted to malign the reputation should discuss these facts to the courts. In the case of analysis of the libel cases, the courts make judgments based on the veracity of the truth.