Proposed legislation would significantly reduce the protection afforded to journalists’ sources.
(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) – The following is an ARTICLE 19 press release: Estonia: Court Urged to Throw Out Incitement to Rioting Charges ARTICLE 19 has urged an Estonian court to uphold the right to freedom of expression in the criminal trial of four ethnic Russians charged with inciting public disorder. The four stand accused of organising […]
(CPJ/IFEX) – The following is a CPJ press release: RUSSIA: Kremlin presses Estonia to shut down Chechen Web site New York, May 1, 2003-Russian government officials have been pressing Estonian authorities to shut down the pro-independence Chechen Web site KavkazCenter (www.kavkazcenter.com) for more than a week, according to local and international press reports. Sergei Yastrezhembsky, […]
(IPI/IFEX) – In a 14 March 2001 letter to President Lennart Meri, IPI strongly condemned the murder of a newspaper publisher in Estonia. According to IPI sources, Vitaliy Khaytov, 57, chief executive of the leading Russian-language daily “Estoniya” and the weekly “Vesti Nedelya Plus”, was shot dead in Tallinn just after 3:30 p.m. (local time) […]
(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) – The following is a 15 March 2000 ARTICLE 19 letter to Estonian President Lennart Meri commenting on proposed changes to the country’s Criminal Code: 15 March, 2000 Mr Lennart Meri President Weinzenbergi 39 10127 Tallinn Estonia Fax: +372 631 62 50 Dear Pres. Lennart Meri ARTICLE 19, the Global Campaign for Free […]