Legislation

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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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Hungary's independent media struggle against economic pressure, intimidation

July 7, 2014 1:51 PM ET

"This is a new wave of clampdowns by the government--they want to have another four-year term with even less critical media than before," said Szabolcs, a 21-year-old economics student, one of thousands of people who marched in the streets...

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Russia intensifies restrictions on blogs, social media

July 3, 2014 12:53 PM ET

On August 1, Russia will significantly tighten its grip on blogging and social media conversations and will acquire expanded powers to block Internet services originating abroad. The new authorities, approved by Russia's parliament in April, buttress existing regulations that have...

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Ethiopia's independent publishers may face another hurdle

May 22, 2014 3:38 PM ET

In what appears to be one of a collection of measures to silence the press ahead of 2015 elections, Ethiopian authorities in the Communications Ministry are preparing a new system to control the distribution of print media. Privately owned...

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May 6, 2014 11:00 AM ET

3. Censorship via the courts By John Otis Published since 1824 in the Brazilian city Recife in northeastern Pernambuco State, Diario de Pernambuco is South America’s oldest daily newspaper still in circulation. Over its 190 years the paper butted...

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Halftime for the Brazilian press

May 6, 2014 11:00 AM ET

4. The Marco Civil da Internet By Geoffrey King The fate of freedom of expression in Brazil hinges in part on the implementation of the country’s landmark law on Internet rights, the Marco Civil da Internet....

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May 6, 2014 11:00 AM ET

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CPJ disturbed by new bill to restrict blogging in Russia

April 22, 2014 5:42 PM ET

New York, April 22, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on President Vladimir Putin to veto a new bill that would subject popular bloggers to the same restrictions as traditional media in Russia. The bill was approved by...

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Ghana should review information access bill

March 28, 2014 5:50 PM ET

An access to information bill currently under consideration in Ghana will do more harm than good, according to the Coalition on the Right to Information in Ghana, which has called for a review of the proposed legislation. ...

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When the rule of law isn't: Turkey at the crossroads

March 25, 2014 4:29 PM ET

In less than a week, Turkish voters will cast their ballots in local elections widely seen as a test of support for embattled Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has faced growing questions about official corruption since a high-level...

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