Press Law

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CPJ calls on Slovakia not to adopt press law amendment

March 25, 2019 1:24 PM ET

Berlin, March 25, 2019 -- Slovak lawmakers should not pass an amendment to the country's press law that would expand its right of reply mandate to include politicians and public officials, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Guinean journalist detained on defamation charges

July 22, 2018 4:27 PM ET

Guinean authorities arrested journalist Saliou Diallo in the country's capital, Conakry, on June 19, 2018, and detained him in the city's central prison on defamation charges, according to his lawyer, Moussa Diallo, who is unrelated to the journalist....

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Jordan arrests two journalists over report on finance minister

January 17, 2018 3:56 PM ET

Beirut, January 17, 2018--Authorities should immediately release two journalists from the independent news website Jfranews who have been charged under Jordan's Press and Publication Law and Cybercrime Law, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Mission Journal: Morocco's new press law undermined by draft penal code

July 29, 2016 1:20 PM ET

In the small, polished Moroccan capital of Rabat, pictures of King Mohamed VI, who took the throne in 1999, hang in many shops, offices, and hotels. In most of these, he is clean-shaven, smiling, and wearing a suit: a...

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Tanzania's press wait to see if new president will reform troubling media laws

December 15, 2015 12:48 PM ET

Elections in Tanzania passed smoothly in October, but several local journalists and a media lawyer told me the spectre of anti-press laws is casting a pall over critical reporting in the country and that hopes for legal reform under...

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How Argentine broadcast law rewards friendly outlets and discriminates against critics

November 6, 2015 11:33 AM ET

The moment polls closed for Argentina's presidential election on October 25, the C5N cable news station breathlessly reported that ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli had triumphed and would succeed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who is banned by the...

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Ivory Coast publisher charged with defamation, insult

August 5, 2015 3:04 PM ET

Abidjan, August 5, 2015--A journalist who was imprisoned for almost a week by authorities in the Ivory Coast has been charged with defamation, among other crimes, according to the journalist and news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls...

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Media restrictions in Papua underscore Indonesia's wider problems

March 31, 2015 1:30 PM ET

With more than 50 years of restricted media access, one of the least covered armed conflicts in the world is the long-simmering struggle between Indonesia's military and the secessionist Free Papua Movement. Under Indonesia's seven successive post-independence governments--the early...

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Press law debate and journalist's release signal hope for Burundi's media

March 10, 2015 2:43 PM ET

Burundi journalists may have more space to report freely ahead of the country's controversial elections this year after the legislative assembly pushed for amendments to a draconian press law and a radio director was released on bail....

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Sudan passes freedom of information law but journalists remain wary

February 5, 2015 5:31 PM ET

The Sudanese government has boasted that its freedom of information law, passed by parliament at the end of January, will increase transparency by giving citizens the right to access and publish public information. But with a long history of...

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