IFEX Member Campaigns
While welcoming Tunisia’s acceptance of 110 of its 125 recommendations during a UN review last week, the IFEX-TMG calls on the country to implement them without delay and end the criminalisation of defamation.
26 September 2012 | India
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The declaration identifies criminal defamation and 'insult' laws as among the most severe obstacles to the future of the independent press in Africa.