EURASIA LIFT

Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Estonian Newspapers Carried Blank Pages! WHY?New Draft Law…

Posted by Info on 18/03/2010

Leading Estonian newspapers carried blank pages on Thursday in protest against what they say is a crackdown on press freedoms.

A new draft law introduced by the Ministry of Justice obliges papers to reveal their sources if the information is requested by the authorities.

Journalists who refuse to give up their sources will face fines or prison terms.

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