News: Oct 2013

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Ethiopian Journalists Challenge Use of Terror Laws

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18 Oct 2013

MLDI and Freedom Now have submitted a petition to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights asking it to declare the systematic imprisonment of independent journalists in the country a gross violation of human rights, and to refer it to the African Court for a binding ruling.

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Explaining the Issues: Criminal Libel

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10 Oct 2013

Criminal libel laws date back to the middle ages but are in current use around the world. In many countries, journalists still face prison for doing no more than criticising someone in power

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Azeri Investigative Journalist Takes Fight to European Court

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2 Oct 2013

Azeri investigative journalist, Khadija Ismayilova, has complained to the European Court about the slander campaign conducted against her by the government and gross violations of her rights.