21 August 2014

East Timor's Court of Appeal rules controversial media law unconstitutional

ETLJB 21/08/2014 East Timor's highest court has ruled that the media law passed by the National Parliament is unconstitutional after President Taur Matan Ruak refused to promulgate the legislation, referring it instead the Court. The law will now be returned to the National Parliament for amendment. Journalists have applauded the Court's decision while the government is not so pleased. Read more here: East Timor's media law unconstitutional - Court

See also
Timor-Leste's President requests Supreme Court to review consitutionality of Media Law
Rough translation of the new draft Timor-Leste Media Law by Lao Hamutuk
New law does not bode well for free media in Timor-Leste (UCAN)
Confusion reigns over Timor-Leste’s controversial new media law
Pacific Freedom Forum calls on President to veto new media law in Timor-Leste
HRW: East Timor: Revise Repressive Media Law
U.S. Embassy Dili: Protecting Press Freedom

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