Defamation

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Kurdish authorities detain journalist who reported on theft verdict

May 24, 2017 6:55 PM ET

New York, May 24, 2017--Authorities in northern Iraq should immediately release Aram Bakhtiar, a journalist for the independent broadcaster NRT, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Kurdish security forces arrested Bakhtiar on May 22 on accusations of defaming...

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Nigerian blogger still in prison, one month after granted bail

May 19, 2017 3:26 PM ET

Uyo, Nigeria, May 19, 2017--Nigerian authorities should immediately release blogger Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo, in accordance with two court orders granting her bail, and prosecutors should drop all criminal charges against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Omololu-Olunloyo, who runs...

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Connecting Cuba

April 25, 2017 8:14 AM ET

Outdated laws and limited, expensive internet access slow the island nation's progress By Carlos Lauría Cuba's media landscape has begun opening up in recent years, transformed by a lively blogosphere, an increasing number of news websites carrying investigative reporting and...

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Indian journalist charged under Official Secrets Act

April 3, 2017 3:50 PM ET

New Delhi, April 3, 2017--Authorities in India should immediately drop all charges against Poonam Agrawal, a journalist for the English-language news website The Quint, the Committee to Protect journalists said today....

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Nigerian blogger, publisher jailed on defamation charges

March 24, 2017 4:20 PM ET

Abuja, Nigeria, March 24, 2017--Nigerian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release blogger Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo and newspaper publisher Samuel Welson, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The two have been held in a maximum security prison for more than a...

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Indian court orders website to take down two articles on lawmaker

March 9, 2017 1:39 PM ET

A city civil court in the southern Indian city of Bangalore on March 2, 2017, ordered the news website The Wire to take down two articles critical of Rajeev Chandrasekhar, a member of India's upper house of parliament, according to...

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Azerbaijani blogger sentenced to prison for alleging abuse

March 3, 2017 4:33 PM ET

New York, March 3, 2017--Azerbaijani authorities should immediately release blogger and press freedom advocate Mehman Huseynov, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A court in Baku today sentenced Huseynov to two years in prison on defamation charges for...

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Defamation suit in Thailand restricts BBC reporter's freedom of movement

February 28, 2017 1:48 PM ET

Bangkok, February 28, 2017--A court in Thailand has seized the passport of BBC reporter Jonathan Head in response to a criminal defamation suit filed by a Thai lawyer over a news report on alleged fraud committed on the tourist island...

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Court freezes Maltese blogger's bank accounts on libel accusations

February 10, 2017 2:37 PM ET

A court in Malta on February 8, 2017, ordered blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia's bank accounts frozen after two government officials filed a libel case against her and demanded 47,000 euros in damages....

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Kenyan court finds criminal libel laws unconstitutional

February 6, 2017 1:30 PM ET

New York, February 6, 2017--Today's ruling by Kenya's High Court that the country's criminal defamation law is unconstitutional is a welcome step toward safeguarding press freedom and free speech, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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