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Defamation is expected to remain a criminal charge in the revised Criminal Code of Kazakhstan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kazakhstan lost six lines in the Press Freedom ranking dropping to the 160th place in the 2012 list.
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.
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.
On October 31 Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov will meet with the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović.
Nazarbayev thinks that freedom of speech is observed in Kazakhstan better than in other CIS countries.
Best caricaturists of CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) presented their works at the show called Freedom of speech without words in Almaty.
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