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Ukraine - Threat to freedom of information from plan to recriminalize defamation

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the Ukrainian parliament's approval on first reading yesterday of a bill that would recriminalize defamation, and urges lawmakers to reverse this decision by rejecting the bill on second reading. "Ukraine will go back 11 years if defamation's re-inclusion in the criminal code is confirmed," Reporters Without Borders said. "It would run counter to the worldwide trend and would clearly violate the international conventions Ukraine has ratified, (...)

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