Hot! Ukraine Cautioned Against New Slander Law

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Two independent journalist organizations are warning Ukraine against its the introduction of the country’s new law criminalizing slander. The country’s deputy prosecutor general plans to make slander a crime in Ukraine. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) say criminal laws on slander are “disproportional,” and have a “restrictive effect for the readiness and ability of the journalists to do their job effectively,” reports Kyiv Post.

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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych also criticized the bill against slander. A similar protest in late 2012 evoked similar protests from the media and journalists.

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