New prison sentence for defamation

first_img RSF_en November 16, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New prison sentence for defamation CroatiaEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Croatia News December 2, 2020 Find out more Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Help by sharing this information Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU A court in Split, southern Croatia sentenced Vladimir Matijanic of the weekly Feral Tribune to a suspended three-month prison sentence on 11 November for defaming footballer Igor Stimac, suspected of involvement in criminal activities.Reacting to this second prison sentence for a press offence since Croatia became an official candidate for EU membership, Reporters Without Borders said it was a serious setback to the progress the country had made in press freedom over the past few years.”Under recommendations from the UN and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), press offences should not be punished by prison terms,” the worldwide press freedom organisation pointed out.Matijanic wrote a series of articles about criminal activity at the beginning of the 1990s in which Igor Stimac was apparently implicated. The journalist has said he will appeal.A court in Split on 12 July 2004 sentenced Ljubica Letinic, a journalist on state TV and radio and correspondent for Reporters Without Borders, to a suspended two-months prison sentence for defamation of local businessman Jozo Parcina. This case is currently being heard by the Split appeal court. Newscenter_img CroatiaEurope – Central Asia Organisation Receive email alerts News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more News November 23, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more


Al-Wasat photographer Mohammed al-Mukharaq attacked

first_img Al-Wasat photographer Mohammed al-Mukharaq was attacked by a score of plain-clothes security agents while taking photos of protesters. His camera and mobile phone were broken and he sustained a fracture to his left hand. Help by sharing this information March 13, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Wasat photographer Mohammed al-Mukharaq attacked Newscenter_img RSF_en Organisation last_img read more


Boater’s Body Recovered

first_imgMONMOUTH BEACH, August 10 – State Police have identified a boater whose body was recovered about two miles off Monmouth Beach Monday morning.John Forrester, 71, of Trenton was pronounced dead at a Coast Guard Station at 11:30 a.m., said NJ State Police Spokesman Lt. Brian Polite.Police got the call at 8:28 a.m. Monday reporting that help was needed locating a missing person. The New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau was among those who responded.Another man  on board the 17-foot Grady-White vessel remained on the scene and was questioned by police.The death is under investigation, said Lt. Polite.– By Christina Johnsonlast_img read more


Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson U15 Selects

first_imgThere are six Nelson Youth Soccer Rep team competing in the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup tournament, but only one can be Team of the Week.Pulling a name out of a hat the staff at Mallard’s Source for Sports gave the treat to the U15 girl’s squad.Staff and management at Mallard’s want to wish all the teams success against B.C.’s best. Players and coaches on the U15 Selects include, standing from left, assistant coach Justin Willans, Chiara Chirico, Daina Shaw, Tara Yowek, Hailee Gerun, Emma Schrader, Abby Willans, Sage Wilton, Paige LeFranc, Jena Wheeldon, Lauren Walgren, Alex Dehnel, Hannah Enns, Aroha Taiatini-Senechal and coach Mike Gerun along with keeper Katie Bow.Missing from picture due to injuries are Maddy Murphy and Jade Sommers.last_img read more