Chilling Effects

The use of legal threats is not unique to hoder’s case. Libel and defamation are being used to silence critics around the world. Fresh from GV Advocacy:

Monaco: webmaster accused of defaming the Head of State
… the owner of a new satirical website, featuring cartoons allegedly defaming and ridiculing the Prince…

Tunisia: online writer freed and website editor to appear in court
…the editor of the online news website Kalima (censured in Tunisia) Omar Mestiri is facing a libel suit…

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