Defamation

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Iran harasses, intimidates journalists ahead of parliamentary elections

February 20, 2020 5:18 PM ET

Elections are always problematic for journalists in Iran, as the government attempts to threaten the press into silence. The parliamentary elections on February 21 are no exception....

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Manipur's ex-journalist chief minister pursues Imphal Free Press for defamation

February 20, 2020 7:05 AM ET

On the morning of February 1, instead of working on her usual assignments for the Imphal Free Press, journalist Babie Shirin drove with the newspaper’s publisher Mayengbam Satyajit Singh to a court on the other side of town. On...

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Iran finds 3 editors guilty of defamation and spreading false news

February 3, 2020 4:11 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 3, 2020 – Iranian authorities should immediately drop the false news and defamation charges against the editors of three news outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Greek journalist Kostas Vaxevanis handed suspended prison sentence for tweeting meme

January 31, 2020 11:20 AM ET

Berlin, January 31, 2020 -- Greek authorities should overturn the conviction of journalist Kostas Vaxevanis on appeal and reform the country’s outdated criminal defamation laws, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Benin authorities arrest journalist Ignace Sossou, question him about Facebook posts

December 23, 2019 5:47 PM ET

Vancouver, Canada, December 23, 2019 -- Authorities in Benin should immediately release and halt efforts to intimidate journalist Ignace Sossou and drop any charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Albanian media legislation threatens to restrict online news outlets

December 19, 2019 12:59 PM ET

Berlin, December 19, 2019 -- Albanian President Ilir Meta should reject proposed legislation that would restrict news websites and stifle the free press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Brazilian electoral law criminalizes sharing allegations against politicians

November 14, 2019 4:02 PM ET

Rio de Janeiro, November 14, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a law enacted by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that criminalizes slander under the electoral code....

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Kazakh journalist Amangeldy Batyrbekov jailed on criminal libel charges

October 18, 2019 2:38 PM ET

New York, October 18, 2019 – Kazakhstan authorities should immediately release journalist Amangeldy Batyrbekov, drop all charges against him, and allow him to work freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Algeria detains three journalists who covered protests, alleged corruption

October 17, 2019 1:26 PM ET

Washington, D.C., October 17, 2019--Algerian authorities should immediately release journalists Said Boudour, Abdelmoundji Kheladi, and Adel Azeb Chikh from pretrial detention and drop all charges against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Singapore prime minister threatens to sue The Online Citizen for libel

September 3, 2019 10:30 AM ET

Bangkok, September 3, 2019 -- Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong should drop his legal threat against news website The Online Citizen and cease his government’s long-running legal harassment of independent media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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