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IPI–Article 19 mission to Lithuania urges Parliament to adopt stronger defamation reform Bill would repeal criminal insult and protection for state officials, but keep criminal defamation

IPI–Article 19 mission to Lithuania urges Parliament to adopt stronger defamation reform Bill would repeal criminal insult and protection for state officials, but keep criminal defamation

VIENNA, May 12, 2015 – A defamation reform bill pending before the Lithuanian Parliament would constitute a welcome step in the right direction, but should be further amended to meet international standards, the International Press Institute (IPI) and Article 19 said today following a joint two-day mission to Lithuania.

EU defamation laws fall dramatically short of international standards, IPI report indicates In vast majority of member states, defamation remains criminal offence punishable by imprisonment

EU defamation laws fall dramatically short of international standards, IPI report indicates In vast majority of member states, defamation remains criminal offence punishable by imprisonment

VIENNA, July 17, 2014 – An International Press Institute (IPI) report on defamation law in the European Union (EU) indicates that EU member states fall dramatically short of fulfilling relevant international standards on freedom of expression, with the vast majority maintaining criminal defamation provisions that threaten the media’s ability to report on matters in the public interest.