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Defamation to remain criminal charge in Kazakhstan and 27 European countries: no freedom of speech for Kazakhstan only?

Defamation is expected to remain a criminal charge in the revised Criminal Code of Kazakhstan.

Defamation to remain criminal charge in Kazakhstan and 27 European countries: no freedom of speech for Kazakhstan only?
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Court slams Turkey for violating paper's freedom of expression

Turkey violated national newspaper Cumhuriyet's freedom of expression when it prevented further publication of an interview given by the current President Abdullah Gul to Britain's The Guardian in 1995.

Court slams Turkey for violating paper's freedom of expression
Facebook 'Like' button is free speech right: US court
Facebook 'Like' button is free speech right: US court

Hitting the "Like" button on Facebook is an element of free speech protected by the US constitution, a federal court ruled, in a case closely watched by employment lawyers.

Facebook 'Like' button is free speech right: US court
World rights groups say Jordan trying to censor online media
World rights groups say Jordan trying to censor online media

International rights groups and media freedom defenders expressed concern on Wednesday about a recent Jordanian government decision to block unlicensed local news websites saying it was a censorship attempt.

World rights groups say Jordan trying to censor online media
China foreign news ban criticised by media group
China foreign news ban criticised by media group

A press freedom group Thursday criticised a ruling that bans Chinese journalists from quoting foreign news outlets without permission, a move that further tightens Beijing's control of the media.

China foreign news ban criticised by media group
Reporters wthout Borders International organization
Kazakhstan between Pakistan and Rwanda by press freedom

Kazakhstan lost six lines in the Press Freedom ranking dropping to the 160th place in the 2012 list.

Kazakhstan between Pakistan and Rwanda by press freedom
End to China media row dims reform hopes
End to China media row dims reform hopes

Action by China's leaders to contain a row that saw rare protests against censorship shows there is no consensus for immediate change, analysts say, despite rising calls for press freedom and other reforms.

End to China media row dims reform hopes
Demonstrators gather along a street near the headquarters of Southern Weekly newspaper. ©REUTERS
China celebrities back censorship protest

China's blogosphere and celebrities -- many with millions of followers -- Tuesday backed journalists at a newspaper embroiled in a censorship row after hundreds of people held a rare protest demanding greater press freedom.

China celebrities back censorship protest
Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Media freedom to be discussed in Astana

On October 31 Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov will meet with the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović.

Media freedom to be discussed in Astana
Assembly of People of Kazakhstan
Freedom of speech is fully observed in Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev

Nazarbayev thinks that freedom of speech is observed in Kazakhstan better than in other CIS countries.

Freedom of speech is fully observed in Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev
Vladimir Dmitriyev©
PHOTO: Freedom of speech without words show opened in Almaty

Best caricaturists of CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) presented their works at the show called Freedom of speech without words in Almaty.

PHOTO: Freedom of speech without words show opened in Almaty

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