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Argentina: Access to Information Bill Advances in Congress


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Argentina: Access to Information Bill Advances in Congress

In early September, the Argentine Senate signalled unanimous support for an access to information bill and committed to begin a more detailed review of a draft text from 30 September. The lower house is simultaneously reviewing a separate bill on the right to information. These uncoordinated debates can harm the approval of a comprehensive law. .


By Article 19, UK.


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European Court Ruling Bolsters Media Freedom Decision Sets High Bar for Disclosure of Sources


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European Court Ruling Bolsters Media Freedom Decision Sets High Bar for Disclosure of Sources

In its decision in Sanoma v. the Netherlands, the Court reversed an earlier ruling and held that police cannot search media premises or seize journalistic materials unless they can show it is absolutely necessary in the investigation of a serious crime and have obtained a judicial warrant.


By Article 19, UK.


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Azerbaijan: Supreme Court Upholds Bloggers' Conviction


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Azerbaijan: Supreme Court Upholds Bloggers' Conviction

On 19 August, the Azerbaijani Supreme Court considered the case of imprisoned bloggers and youth activists Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade. In its decision, the Court upheld the lower courts' rulings, which convicted Milli and Hajizade of hooliganism and sentenced them to two and a half years and two years of imprisonment respectively. The two were arrested on 8 July 2009 after appealing to police as victims of an assault following an incident in which they were attacked in a restaurant.


By Article 19, UK.


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Mexico: The State of Veracruz Decriminalises Defamation


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Mexico: The State of Veracruz Decriminalises Defamation

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the bill to decriminalise defamation in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. The approval of the bill on 22 July by the local Congress, actively promoted by ARTICLE 19, significantly advances efforts to persuade the Mexican Government to fully decriminalise defamation nationwide, in accordance with Human Rights Committee’s observations.


By Article 19, UK.


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