Poland / 2006

Imprisoned for libel, a Polish journalist is released

January 26, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 26, 2006—A Polish journalist convicted in a rare criminal libel prosecution has been freed two days into his prison term after the country's top constitutional court ordered the suspension of his sentence, according to news reports. Andrzej Marek, editor-in-chief of the weekly Wiesci Polickie in the town...

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Journalist begins 3-month jail term for criminal libel

January 17, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 17, 2006— The Committee to Protect Journalists today called the jailing of a Polish journalist for criminal libel an affront to Polish democracy and called on the Polish president to pardon him. "Poland is now part of democratic Europe and democracies do not jail journalists for criticizing...

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CPJ Update

January 13, 2006 12:00 AM ET

CPJ UpdateThe Committee to Protect JournalistsJanuary 13, 2006...

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Polish journalist to be jailed in rare criminal libel prosecution

January 12, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 12, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the imminent jailing of Andrzej Marek, editor-in-chief of the weekly newspaper Wiesci Polickie in the northwestern town of Police. Convicted of libeling a local official in articles published in 2001, Marek is due to begin serving a three-month...

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