Criminal Defamation

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Zimbabwe court strikes down criminal defamation; implementation to be seen

July 28, 2014 11:51 AM ET

In a landmark ruling, the Zimbabwean Constitutional Court on July 22 declared unconstitutional a section of the draconian Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act that criminalizes defamation....

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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.

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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...

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