Defamation

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Q&A: Indian editor explains how threat of legal action is used to silence journalists

July 20, 2017 12:54 PM ET

On July 5, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, editor of the Economic and Political Weekly, and his colleagues Advait Rao Palepu and Shinzani Jain, received a notice from Thaker and co., a law firm representing Adani Power Ltd, that threatened legal...

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Online defamation law amendments fall short in Myanmar

July 17, 2017 11:17 AM ET

Bangkok, July 17, 2017--A ministerial proposal to amend Myanmar's 2013 Telecommunications Law falls short of the changes needed to guarantee press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The statute has been repeatedly abused to stifle online speech...

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Angolan journalists charged with crimes against state

June 23, 2017 3:29 PM ET

New York, June 23, 2017--Angolan authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalists Rafael Marques de Morais and Mariano Bras Lourenco, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Indian state assembly sentences two editors to prison for defamation

June 23, 2017 1:53 PM ET

New Delhi, June 23, 2017--The elected assembly of India's Karnataka state should revoke one-year jail sentences it imposed on two editors in Bangalore, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Editor of Moroccan news website harassed

June 20, 2017 10:50 AM ET

New York, June 20, 2017--Moroccan authorities should cease harassing Hamid al-Mahdaoui, the editor of the news website Badil, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Moroccan Interior Minister Abdelouafi Laftit has filed a criminal defamation complaint against al-Mahdaoui, and...

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Three journalists charged with defamation in Myanmar

June 19, 2017 12:55 PM ET

Bangkok, June 19, 2017--Authorities in Myanmar should immediately drop all criminal proceedings against three journalists charged with defamation and should strike all criminal defamation laws from the books, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Court begins hearing colonel's defamation suit against TV journalists

June 16, 2017 6:12 PM ET

Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF) Col. Nizar Bou Nasreddine on July 9, 2016, filed a lawsuit against Youmna Fawaz, a journalist for the Lebanese broadcaster Al-Jadeed, Tahseen Khayat, Al-Jadeed's owner, and Al-Jadeed editor Mariam Bassam over the station's broadcast...

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Editor and columnist detained on criminal defamation charges in Myanmar

June 5, 2017 11:21 AM ET

Bangkok, June 5, 2017--Authorities in Myanmar should immediately drop criminal defamation charges against Kyaw Min Swe, editor of The Voice newspaper, and Ko Kyaw Zwa Naing, a columnist at the newspaper who writes under the pen name British Ko...

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Myanmar: One year under Suu Kyi, press freedom lags behind democratic progress

June 5, 2017 11:11 AM ET

When Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her long-persecuted National League for Democracy party won elected office in November 2015, bringing an end to nearly five decades of authoritarian military rule, many local journalists saw the...

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Venezuelan court fines news website $500,000 for 'moral damage' to politician

June 2, 2017 5:01 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, June 2, 2017--A Venezuelan court's ruling ordering a news website to pay the equivalent of nearly half a million U.S. dollars in damages for republishing an article about a politician threatens press freedom, the Committee to Protect...

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