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Italy - New call for defamation to be decriminalized

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders hails the Italian Senate's rejection on 26 November of the repressive amendment to the law on press offences, approved at a first reading last week (see below). However, the press freedom organization voices its grave concern at the suspension of all debate on the decriminalization of defamation. "We are relieved that this grotesque episode is over," it said. "The amendment, which was intended to retain prison sentences for defamation only for journalists, would (...)

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