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 Their Choice is to Imprison Journalists. Defamaton Law Causes General Media Protest. PHOTOS

Internet news sites are starting a protest against the Party of Regions' Law on Defamation under which journalists can be imprisoned for a term of 3 years.

"Despite verbal dissociations from the law by a part of the Regions' deputies, even the President's representative Yuriy Miroshnichenko has not called off his vote though he was not even present during the voting. Nobody introduced a bill for dismissing the law. The deputies lost their chance to prove that it was accidental. It means that imprisoning journalists is their choice," writes journalist Serhiy Leschenko on his Facebook page.

The protest is supported by internet news sites Ukrainian Pravda, the Correspondent.Net, Censor.NET, information agencies Interfax-Ukraine, UNIAN, LigaBusinessInform, Ukrainian News, newspapes Komsomolskaya Pravda-Ukraine, Day, site Segodnya.ua, TV channels TVi and 5, Telekritika, Levyy Bereh, Zerkalo Tyzhdnya, Ostrov, Glavkom and others.

 
 
 
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