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Andrew Heslop

Date

2014-04-03 18:42

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 13:59

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 14:00

Le président du Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, signera la Déclaration de la Montagne de la Table qui appelle à l’abolition des lois pénales concernant les délits de diffamation et d’insulte en Afrique lors d’une cérémonie qui aura lieu au Palais des Congrès à Niamey au Niger le mercredi 30 novembre à 10 heures.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2011-11-29 12:05

The President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, will sign the Declaration of Table Mountain, which calls for the repeal of criminal defamation and insult laws in Africa, at a ceremony at the Palais des Congres in Niamey, Niger, on Wednesday, 30 November, at 10 am.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2011-11-29 12:02

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2011-06-29 16:38

Les gouvernements du monde entier disposent d’un arsenal de lois pernicieuses pour imposer le silence aux médias indépendants, mais c’est sur le continent africain que ces dispositifs sont les plus complets et les plus promptement déployés.

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Alison Meston

Date

2011-02-16 20:01

An arsenal of pernicious legislation is at the disposal of governments the world over when it comes to suppressing independent media, but the toolbox of legal devices is seldom more complete or readily deployed than on the African continent.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2011-01-14 18:19

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