PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | 5 December 2014 Media and human rights organisations are delighted with today’s decision of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in the case of Konaté v Burkina Faso to rule that imprisonment for defamation violates the right to freedom of expression,and that criminal defamation laws...

8 December 2014

Cape Town, South Africa, December 5, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the decision by the Pretoria High Court in South Africa to uphold journalist Cecil Motsepe’s appeal against a conviction of criminal defamation, but disapproves of the court’s ruling that the crime of defamation for journalists falls in line with South Africa’s...

5 December 2014
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