[JURIST] Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych [official website, in Ukrainian] on Tuesday praised [press release, in Ukrainian] the rejection of a proposed law that would have established harsh penalties for reporters who spread libel. The bill, which passed on its first reading, would have established fines and other punishments, including prison and correctional labor sentences, for spreading false information about another person. After being heavily protested [Kyiv Post report] by Ukrainian journalists and criticized by the international community, the Verkhovna Rada,...

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