World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers


criminal defamation

An international delegation of media and freedom of expression organisations, including WAN-IFRA, met with the Indonesian government to discuss the state of media in the country. It highlighted concerns regarding journalist safety and an environment that poses significant threats to freedom of expression after a week-long visit to meet with journalists, civil society and government representatives.

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Andrew Heslop

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2015-11-13 10:39

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2015-04-14 13:21

Since 2010, there has been significant institutional progress for press freedom in Africa. The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) passed a resolution in November of that year urging governments to repeal criminal defamation. Two resolutions followed: the Pan-African Parliament’s (PAP) passing of the ‘Press Freedom for Development and Governance: Need to Reform’ resolution in 2012, and the ‘Midrand Declaration’ in 2013. Both resolutions condemn violations of media freedom and put safeguards into motion for its protection, including an annual ‘media freedom index’ in Africa and a decision to collectively recognise WAN-IFRA’s Declaration of Table Mountain Campaign to repeal criminal defamation.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2013-07-31 16:44

A panel discussion hosted by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Pansy Tlakula, revealed how criminal defamation and insult laws are hindering Africa’s press and in turn, the economic and social progress of its people.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2012-11-28 12:59

Ahead of a crucial vote in the Ukrainian Parliament, WAN-IFRA appeals to parliamentarians to vote to rescind proposed amendments to the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code that would reintroduce criminal libel.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2012-10-01 15:50

The President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, has become the first head of state to endorse the Declaration of Table Mountain, which calls for repeal of criminal defamation and 'insult' laws and for putting press freedom higher on the agenda in Africa.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2011-11-30 13:00

La Asociación Mundial de Periódicos y Editores de Noticias (WAN-IFRA) y el World Editors Forum manifestaron su seria inquietud frente a recientes ataques contra la prensa en Ecuador. En una carta al Presidente del Ecuador, Rafael Correa, condenaron el deterioro de la libertad de prensa en el país y llamaron al Presidente a poner fin a cualquier forma de intimidación estatal contra los medios:

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Rodrigo Bonilla

Date

2011-04-22 09:59

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