Legislation

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Bolivian decree broadens criminal sanctions for disinformation on COVID-19

May 14, 2020 4:40 PM ET

Editors' Note: On May 14, after CPJ published this article, the Bolivian representative to the Organization of American States announced that the government had issued a new decree eliminating the language that CPJ objected to in Decree 4231, and...

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Legislation proposed by new Uruguayan president criminalizes insulting police

May 14, 2020 4:20 PM ET

Miami, May 14, 2020 -- Uruguayan lawmakers should reject a proposed regulation criminalizing insulting police, and ensure that laws do not infringe on free expression, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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New finance regulation threatens economic reporting in Turkey

May 11, 2020 1:40 PM ET

Istanbul, May 11, 2020 -- Turkish authorities should revise a recently passed financial regulation to ensure that it cannot be used against journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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The Trump Administration and the Media

April 16, 2020 9:00 AM ET

Attacks on press credibility endanger US democracy and global press freedom The Trump administration has stepped up prosecutions of news sources, interfered in the business of media owners, harassed journalists crossing U.S. borders, and empowered foreign leaders to restrict their...

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‘An attempt to gag the media’: Journalists on Nigeria’s proposed social media bill

April 1, 2020 1:30 PM ET

At a public hearing on Nigeria’s social media bill held in Abuja last month, the voice of Chris Isiguzo, president of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), rang clearly across the room: “This bill…seeks to pigeonhole Nigerians from freely...

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Proposed Hungarian laws could imprison journalists covering coronavirus response

March 24, 2020 10:30 AM ET

Berlin, March 24, 2020 -- Hungarian lawmakers should not pass amendments to the country's criminal code that threaten journalists with prison sentences for their coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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EU online terrorist content legislation risks undermining press freedom

March 11, 2020 6:46 AM ET

Brussels, March 11, 2020—The European Parliament should strengthen protections for journalism in draft legislation on terrorist content online, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Uruguay’s incoming government must consider press freedom in draft ‘urgency law’

February 6, 2020 4:11 PM ET

Miami, February 6, 2020—A proposed law introducing the so-called “right to be forgotten” in Uruguay could have negative implications for the work of journalists and access to information online, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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British Virgin Islands law to impose fines, jail terms for online defamation

December 23, 2019 3:40 PM ET

Miami, December 23, 2019 -- British Virgin Islands Governor Augustus Jaspert should reject cybercrime legislation recently approved by the territory’s legislature, or require revisions to the bill to protect press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ joins call for Russian government to drop foreign agent bill

November 18, 2019 2:38 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined nine other international press freedom organizations in signing a statement urging Russia to drop draft legislation that would add individual journalists and bloggers to the country’s list of “foreign agents.”...

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