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  1. Authors denounce Tesco over Thai defamation cases
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    Nick Hornby and other leading British authors accuse Tesco of mounting a "disproportionate" legal response to criticism over its operations in Thailand.
  2. British cyber-activist sued by Thai fruit company
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Reporters Without Borders calls on the Thai pineapple processing company Natural Fruit and the Thai judicial authorities to abandon the three defamation cases still pending against British human rights defender Andy Hall
  3. Defamation cases quashing press freedom in Indonesia
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate Aliansi Jurnalis Independen (AJI) in expressing strong concern for a growing number of criminal defamation charges against the media and public officials. The IFJ and AJI express concerns for the impact such charges have against freedom of expression and call on the government to ensure such charges do not become a tool to silence critics.
  4. Editor of Amazonian weekly gets one-year sentence for defamation
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Reporters Without Borders condemns the one-year jail sentence that a court in Bagua, in the northeastern Amazonian province of Utcumbamba in Peru, passed yesterday on Alejandro Carrascal Carrasco, the editor of the regional weekly Nor Oriente.
  5. Editor of Tamil weekly held for past 11 days on criminal defamation charge
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Reporters Without Borders condemns journalist A.S. Mani#s detention in the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu on a criminal defamation charge.
  6. Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  7. How Defamation Law has Developed and is Applied in Canada
    Canadian Defamation Law is Noncompliant with International Law (Part Two of a Two Part Series)

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    This article was prepared for the Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA). Overall Defamation law in Canada is contrary to international law, in both design and practice.
    Also, Canada’s practice of its defamation law materially aggravates the noncompliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (eleven impugned rules and practices are described).

  8. Increasing Legal Suppression of Freedom of Thought and Expression in So-called Free and Democratic Societies
    As evidence for increasing totalitarianism

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    That freedom of speech is the foundational individual right for a truly democratic system to exist or emerge. And that this freedom must be defended without compromise, and without bias against any particular view, no matter how distasteful or disturbing the particular view might be to some or most people.
  9. Jail terms for defaming officials online under new law
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Madagascar's National Assembly has quietly adopted a cybercrime law that provides for prison sentences for anyone insulting or defaming a state representative online. Debated and passed without anyone knowing
  10. Journalists convicted of defamation in Myanmar
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Myanmar Journalists Association (MJA) are outraged by the conviction of two journalists on charges of defamation.
  11. Howard A. Levitt (Lang Michener LLP, Lawyers)
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    Resource Type: Organization
  12. More than 100 rights organisations urge UN to oppose defamation of religions
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    More than 100 rights organisations worldwide have banded together to urge member states at the United Nations Human Rights Council session this month to renegotiate defamation of religions resolutions that make criticising religion a crime.
  13. More than 180 Rights Organisations Reject Defamation of Religions Campaign
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    More than 180 rights organisations worldwide have banded together to oppose a "defamation of religions" campaign at the UN mounted by Islamic states that would make criticising religion a crime in UN resolutions, declarations and world conferences.
  14. Outrage at UN Human Rights Council resolution on defamation of religions
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    In the resolution it adopted yesterday on the defamation of religions, the United Nations Human Rights Council has yet again demonstrated its inability to defend the values enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  15. Royal Thai Navy sues two journalists for quoting Reuters report
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Reporters Without Borders condemns the criminal defamation charges brought against Alan Morison, an Australian journalist based in the southwestern province of Phuket who edits the news website Phuketwan, and Chutima Sidasathian, a Thai journalist.
  16. Secularist Center for Inquiry Delivers Statement to UN Opposing "Defamation of Religions" Resolution
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    The Center for Inquiry (CFI), a secularist think tank and NGO has delivered a statement strongly opposing the proposed "Combating the Defamation of Religions" resolution backed by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
  17. Stikeman Elliott LLP
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  18. Why anger is all the rage
    The internet has made critics of us all. But why do so many commenters exploit the anonymity of chatrooms to promote hatred.

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Anonymity in the online community has its proponents and detractors, the author interviews the founder of wikipedia and a facebook employee about the importance of moderation in social media. He comes to the conclusion that many of the extremist opinions espoused online would not be published if their authors had to attach them to their names.

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