February 18, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The Philippines Supreme Court ruled Tuesday the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Act), which penalizes libel online, is constitutional, despite a number of petitions challenging the law on the grounds that it unjustly limits citizens' rights including free speech. The Act combats various online ...[read more]
January 15, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Romania's Constitutional Court on Wednesday rejected legislation that would make it more difficult to prosecute elected government officials and make libel a criminal offense after criticism from abroad. The draft law would have provided lawmakers and government officials immunity from prosecution ...[read more]
January 13, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The Liberian Supreme Court on Friday barred Justice Minister Christiana Tah from practicing law for six months, according to Liberia's state radio, after being found guilty of contempt. The ruling cited Tah's decision to grant "compassionate release" to journalist Rodney Sieh, who was jailed last ...[read more]
November 11, 2013
by Addison Morris
Egypt's Middle East News Agency (MENA) announced on Monday that Judge Hisham Genina and two journalists will be prosecuted for allegedly insulting other judges. Genina gave an interview to Moammed el-Sanhouri, a reporter for Al-Masry Al-Youm daily in 2012, in which the judge accused the head of ...[read more]
October 14, 2013
by Max Slater
The High Court of England and Wales on Monday dismissed a libel suit against a British financier who has criticized corruption in Russia. Russian police officer Pavel Karpov sued William Browder, the CEO of Hermitage Capital Fund after Browder accused Karpov of being involved in a circle of ...[read more]
October 3, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday praised the rejection of a proposed law that would have established harsh penalties for reporters who spread libel. The bill, which passed on its first reading, would have established fines and other punishments, including prison and correctional ...[read more]
September 27, 2012
by Max Slater
An actress who claims she was duped into appearing in an anti-Islam film that sparked protests in the Middle East filed suit in the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Wednesday requesting that the film be removed from YouTube. Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress who appeared in ...[read more]
September 19, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The independent media rights group, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), warned Ukrainian lawmakers on Wednesday against passing a bill that would criminalize libel. The bill, which passed on its first reading this week, would establish fines and other punishments, including prison and correctional ...[read more]
August 14, 2012
by Max Slater
England and Wales have decided to abolish the centuries-old contempt of court law, which historically has protected judges from slander and libel. David Omerod, a commissioner for the Law Commission which reviews laws in England and Wales, stated that the contempt of court law was obsolete and ...[read more]
July 30, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a bill into the law that re-criminalizes slander and libel in the country. The law defines slander as "knowingly disseminating false information defaming the honour and dignity or undermining the reputation of another person." The legislation was ...[read more]

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