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UK: Supreme Court Reaffirms Open Justice Principle and Orders Identification of Terror Suspects


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UK: Supreme Court Reaffirms Open Justice Principle and Orders Identification of Terror Suspects

ARTICLE 19 welcomes today’s unanimous decision of the Supreme Court ordering the identification of five persons who had their assets frozen by the Treasury for suspicion of supporting terrorist activities. The judgment emphasises the principles of open justice and the public interest, and provides important guidance for the courts when attempting to balance the right to privacy with the right to freedom of expression..


By Article 19, UK.


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Iraq: IFJ and ARTICLE 19 Pledge Support for UK Guardian Newspaper in Defamation Case


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Iraq: IFJ and ARTICLE 19 Pledge Support for UK Guardian Newspaper in Defamation Case

ARTICLE 19, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the affiliated Iraqi journalists’ union today called on the Iraqi authorities to drop charges of defamation against the British Guardian newspaper and its journalist, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad. The IFJ and ARTICLE 19 have filed a joint amicus brief to the Iraqi Appeal Court in advance of its hearing on 27 January.


By Article 19, UK.


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Venezuela: Six Cable Channels Suspended


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Venezuela: Six Cable Channels Suspended

According to information received by ARTICLE 19, at midnight on 24 January 2010, six cable television channels had their programming suspended. The Government of the Republic of Venezuela justified this oppressive measure on the basis that the channels had breached their legal obligation to broadcast official messages from the Presidency. ARTICLE 19 calls for this oppressive rule to be repealed and for the channels to be reinstated.


By Article 19, UK.


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