Criminal Defamation

43 results arranged by date

RT-India-1.jpg

Indian court bars The Wire from publishing stories on businessman Jay Shah

October 24, 2017 4:30 PM ET

New Delhi, October 24, 2017-- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a decision by India's judiciary to proceed with a criminal defamation complaint against The Wire and issue an injunction preventing the news website from reporting about Jay...

Read More ›

Maldives blog Raajje TV.jpg

Maldives repeatedly slaps Raajje TV with huge fines under defamation law

October 24, 2017 4:00 PM ET

One of the largest TV stations in the Maldives, Raajje TV, says authorities are using newly recriminalized defamation law to try to shut it down by levying exorbitant fines....

Read More ›

Somaliland-Mohamed-1.jpg

Somaliland court jails journalist for 18 months

October 10, 2017 4:20 PM ET

Nairobi, October 10, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the conviction and sentencing of Somaliland journalist Mohamed Adan Dirir during a one-day trial held without the journalist's lawyer....

Read More ›

Zimbabwe statement 10.3.2017 AP_17276539995324.jpg

Zimbabwe arrests NewsDay journalist over story on first lady's underwear donation

October 3, 2017 12:59 PM ET

New York, October 3, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Zimbabwean authorities to immediately release NewsDay journalist Kenneth Nyangani and drop all charges against him. Nyangani was arrested yesterday and charged with criminal nuisance for reporting that...

Read More ›

CPJ urges President Macron to champion the protection of journalists in France and around the world

September 20, 2017 11:52 AM ET

CPJ calls on President Macron of France to continue to champion the protection of journalists and press freedom at home and around the world.

Read More ›

AP-France-Azerbaijan.jpg

Journalists on trial in France after calling Azerbaijan a dictatorship

September 7, 2017 3:58 PM ET

New York, September 7, 2017--The French justice ministry should dismiss criminal defamation charges the government of Azerbaijan brought against journalists Elise Lucet and Laurent Richard, and allow the pair to continue their work without obstruction, the Committee to Protect...

Read More ›

In Brazil, outdated defamation laws and costly court cases used to pressure critics

April 6, 2017 11:28 AM ET

Brazilian journalist Erik Silva never imagined that printing information from a municipal government website would see him accused of defamation and lead to a drawn-out court case. But almost a year after writing about the size of salary earned by...

Read More ›

CPJ calls on Pakistan to free two journalists convicted of defamation

January 18, 2017 5:02 PM ET

Washington D.C., January 18, 2017--Pakistan should immediately release Ikhlaque Ahmed Jokhio and Qurban Ali Gadehi, two reporters for the Sindhi-language weekly Saahiti Awaz who were sentenced to five years in prison for criminal defamation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

Read More ›

Okke-JanAlbert-2.jpg

Dutch journalist Okke Ornstein due to be freed from Panama prison

December 20, 2016 3:39 PM ET

New York, December 20, 2016--Dutch journalist Okke Ornstein is due to be released unconditionally from a Panamanian prison by December 23, his lawyer Manuel Succari told CPJ today. The journalist was named in a list published by the government...

Read More ›

Okke-JanAlbert-2.jpg

Jailed Dutch reporter Ornstein says Panama failed to inform him of legal proceedings

December 13, 2016 12:00 AM ET

A faint smile appears on Okke Ornstein's face as he recalls what happened last summer, when he traveled with a group of refugees through Europe to document their trip for a Dutch radio broadcaster....

Read More ›