Running in circles - defamation recriminalised in Russia

Arapova, Galina (2012) Running in circles - defamation recriminalised in Russia. EHRAC bulletin (18). pp. 7-8.

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Abstract

Over the last six months, the Russian law on defamation has been reformed twice. Sadly, the overall result of these reforms cannot be regarded as an improvement. The sanction for this reinstated criminal offence of defamation represents a grave financial risk for the Russian press and journalists, who may face bankruptcy should it be used against them. No journalist, regional publication, blogger or civic activist is likely to be able to afford a fine of 5,000,000 roubles. This article discusses these changes in the law.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: EHRAC bulletin; defamation laws; criminal liability for slander; journalism; journalists; Russian Federation; Russia
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 070 News media, journalism & publishing
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 340 Law
Department: Guildhall School of Business and Law
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 01 May 2015 10:30
Last Modified: 01 May 2015 10:30
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/595

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