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European Court of Human Rights: French Courts

(Feb. 4, 2009) In January 2009, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found that French courts violated article 10 (freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights in convicting the Chairman and the Managing Director, Olivier Orban and Xavier de Bartillat, respectively, of the publishing company Editions Plon, for publicly defending war […]

South Korea: Government Values Diplomacy over Freedom of Speech Regarding Propaganda to the North

(Nov. 26, 2008) South Korean civic groups, such as the Fighters for Free North Korea and the Family Assembly Abducted to North Korea [sic], are reportedly sending about ten million copies of leaflets to North Korea in balloons every year. The leaflets contain messages stating, for example, that Kim Jong-il has suffered a stroke or […]