Sorry, I should have looked myself. There is a Reuters article about the
Apparently, it has just been scrapped.
(Reuters) - The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday scrapped a draft bill which
would have made defamation a crime punishable by jail, a move the
opposition and media had feared was a step towards censorship before a
parliamentary election later this month.
Deputies from President Viktor Yanukovich's Party of the Regions and their
allies, who hold the majority in parliament. rushed through the draft law's
first reading on September 18. It would have allowed prison terms of up to
five years for offenders.
Opposition spokesmen warn the bill may make a comeback later.
On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 4:54 PM, Andreas Kolbe <jayen466(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Would it be possible to see a similar summary from
people who are in
favour of the bill? Perspective requires seeing things from more than one
point of view.
On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 3:29 PM, Stephen LaPorte <slaporte(a)wikimedia.org>wrote;wrote:
The Ukrainian Wikipedia recently ran a banner opposing a Ukrainian libel
bill. It would be great to hear your perspective if your are familiar with
A statement about the bill:
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