A privileged publication is one made:
First. In any legislative or judicial proceeding or any other
proceeding authorized by law;
Second. In the proper discharge of an official duty.
Third. By a fair and true report of any legislative or judicial or
other proceeding authorized by law, or anything said in the course
thereof, and any and all expressions of opinion in regard thereto, and
criticisms thereon, and any and all criticisms upon the official acts
of any and all public officers, except where the matter stated of and
concerning the official act done, or of the officer, falsely imputes
crime to the officer so criticized.
In all cases of publication of matter not privileged under this
section, malice shall be presumed from the publication; unless the
fact and the testimony rebut the same. No publication which, under
this section, would be privileged, shall be punishable as libel.