Dutch journalist Okke Ornstein was detained and arrested upon arriving at Panama’s Tocumen International Airport on 15 November. He is facing a 20-month sentence for libel and slander in relation to articles he posted on his blog.
This is the second time that “Zaman” newspaper’s offices have been targeted, and editorial staff suspects it was more than ordinary vandalism.
“Auto Week” magazine had been compelled to hand over information about its sources to police despite journalists’ objections to being forced to divulge the material.
In their brief to the court, ARTICLE 19 and partners call for high-level protection of journalists’ sources.
IFJ welcomes a decision by a court in Amsterdam ruling that the tapping of journalist Jolande van der Graaf’s telephone by the secret service was illegal.
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is a media release from the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), an IFJ regional group: Draft Law on Protection of Sources in Netherlands is welcome but “could be better,” says EFJ The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) today welcomed the publication of the draft law on the protection of sources of […]
(CRNI/IFEX) – Dutch police arrested a cartoonist whose pen name is Gregorius Nekschot. He was released after two days’ detention, on14 May 2008, but may face charges based on a 2005 hate speech complaint filed by Abdul Jabbar van de Ven. Nekschot’s cartoons, overtly anti-authoritarian and anti-religious, are self-published on the Internet and featured in […]
(IPI/IFEX) – The following is a 6 November 2007 IPI press release: Vienna, 6 November 2007 IPI Calls on Dutch Government to Conduct an Independent Investigation into the Hacking of a News Agency’s Computer System The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in over 120 countries, strongly […]
(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) – Please note, the previous version of this alert incorrectly stated that the court order requiring the two journalists to disclose their sources remained in force. In fact, the order has been dropped. ARTICLE 19 apologises for the error. The corrected version of the 30 November 2006 ARTICLE 19 statement follows: DETENTION OF […]
(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) – The following is a 30 November 2006 ARTICLE 19 statement: DETENTION OF DUTCH JOURNALISTS SHOWS NEED FOR INTRODUCTION OF LAW TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS’ SOURCES In the wake of the release of two journalists from detention (on 30 November), ARTICLE 19 calls on the Dutch authorities to adopt legislation guaranteeing the right of […]
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is an IFJ media release: IFJ Calls for Immediate Release of Dutch Journalists in Protection of Sources Case The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called for the release of two journalists who have been jailed in the Netherlands for refusing to reveal their sources for a story they wrote about […]