Venezuelan court bars media executives from leaving country
May 15, 2015 5:22 PM ET
Bogotá, May 15, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a decision by a Venezuelan judge that prohibits 22 news executives from three independent media outlets from leaving the country due to a defamation lawsuit filed by one of Venezuela's...
Acclaimed journalist Marques de Morais on trial for defamation in Angola
March 23, 2015 6:15 PM ET
On Tuesday, less than a week after receiving an award for his journalism from the London-based freedom of expression group Index on Censorship, veteran journalist Rafael Marques de Morais will stand trial in Angola on charges of criminal defamation....
In South Korea, deportation and defamation cases mark slide in press freedom
January 16, 2015 11:56 AM ET
South Korea has been hailed by many as a bastion for democracy and press freedom, especially in comparison to its twin to the north, which for years has been featured on the Committee to Protect Journalists' most censored list....
African Court upholds appeal against criminal defamation
December 5, 2014 12:44 PM ET
Cape Town, South Africa, December 5, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today's ruling by the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights in Addis Ababa that criminal defamation should be used only in restricted circumstances and that imprisonment for...
South African court rules that criminal defamation is in line with constitution
December 5, 2014 12:01 PM ET
Cape Town, South Africa, December 5, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the decision by the Pretoria High Court in South Africa to uphold journalist Cecil Motsepe's appeal against a conviction of criminal defamation, but disapproves of the court's ruling...
CPJ urges Renzi to bring Italian libel laws up to European standards
July 1, 2014 12:57 PM ET
Prime Minister Renzi: As Italy today takes the rotating presidency of the European Union, we call on your government to abolish criminal libel and bring Italian laws in line with European and international standards.
Zimbabwe's top court strikes down criminal defamation
June 13, 2014 5:07 PM ET
New York, June 13, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Thursday's move by Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court to strike down criminal defamation, saying it is not compatible with the country's new constitution. The court ruled that criminal defamation violated freedom of...