Journalist given two-month suspended sentence for defamation

first_img February 18, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist given two-month suspended sentence for defamation Reporters Without Borders expressed its indignation after Ljubica Letinic, a journalist on Croatian state television and radio (RTC) and correspondent for the worldwide press freedom organisation, was given a two-month suspended prison sentence.The sentence, confirmed on 10 February 2005 by the supreme court in the southern city of Split ran “contrary to international standards” the organisation said.”This sentence highlights unacceptable legislation that allows a journalist to be given a prison term for a press offence, at a time when Croatia is due to open membership talks with the EU on 17 March this year.”If Zagreb wants to join the European Union in 2007, Croatian journalists should no longer be at risk of being imprisoned simply for doing their job,” it said.The case goes back to 18 March 20002 when Letinic produced a six-minute report, broadcast on the talk show “Latinica” on RTC, in which she alleged corruption against a number of well known figures in Split. These included the city mayor and businessman Jozo Parcina, who reportedly obtained luxury apartments belonging to the local council. RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Follow the news on Croatia November 23, 2020 Find out more News News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Reporters Without Borders expressed its indignation after Ljubica Letinic, journalist with Croatian state television and radio, was handed down a two-month suspended prison sentence by the Split supreme court. The organisation said the judgement ran contrary to international standards and it questioned the suitability for EU membership in 2007 of a country that imposes prison sentences for press offences. The Split municipal court gave Letinic a two-month suspended prison sentence for defamation of Parcina on 12 July 2004 and she subsequently lodged an appeal.”I thought the sentence would be upheld on appeal because the municipal court in Split is really problematical. The corruption that I raised in my report also involved the Split municipal court” she told Reporters Without Borders after the appeal verdict.A journalist with the weekly Feral Tribune, Vladimir Matijanic, was given a suspended three-month prison sentence by the Split municipal court, on 11 November 2004, for defaming footballer Igor Stimac, suspected of involvement in criminal activities.Croatian law currently allows prison sentences of up to one year for defamation. Article 309 allows a sentence of three years in prison for all insults or criticism that hinder the work of a judge or prosecutor. center_img Help by sharing this information December 2, 2020 Find out more News CroatiaEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts CroatiaEurope – Central Asia Organisation News to go further RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive last_img read more

Over 700 Celebrate Pride Month at “An Evening Among the Roses” at the Huntington Library

first_imgBenefits Over 700 Celebrate Pride Month at “An Evening Among the Roses” at the Huntington Library From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, June 13, 2016 | 4:08 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Community News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Make a comment HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS A lively group of over 700 people kicked-off Pride Month at An Evening Among the Roses at The Huntington.The evening was an elegant garden party celebrating the important contributions of the LGBT community to The Huntington. From donors and staff to the individuals whose works are preserved in the collections, the LGBT community is well represented at The Huntington and well worth celebrating.This year’s event featured evening access to the Huntington Art Gallery and Rose Garden, a live DJ set by Matthew Rubino of Project Slate, an open bar, and hors d’oeuvres.The event chairs for the evening were Jonathan Weedman (Wells Fargo Foundation), Raymundo Baltazar (Project Runway), and Denise and Stacy Smiters (Wells Fargo).About The HuntingtonThe Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be found online at huntington.org.last_img read more