Policy Documents

Threats of Limiting Freedom of Expression

It is safe to say that 2018 was a challenge to freedom of expression. Regres- sive initiatives limiting freedom of expression became a trend, including in the legislative body. Owing to severe public reaction and criticism, majority of these initiatives could not be turned into law; regardless, growing number of such initiatives in Parliament and individual court decisions against this background that provide a controversial and dangerous interpretation of the existing legislation are alarming. The present document summarizes high-profile incidents and facts that occurred in 2018. Together they are indicative of a trend of limiting freedom of expression.

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