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OSCE Representative welcomes Presidential veto of amendments criminalizing disclosure of information in closed court proceedings in Lithuania

VIENNA, 3 May 2016 – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today welcomed a decision by President Dalia Grybauskaitė to veto amendments to Lithuania’s Criminal Code that could severely affect the public’s right to information.
“This is a very positive step and I am pleased to be able to welcome it, especially on World Press Freedom Day, which this year is dedicated to the right to access to information,” Mijatović said.
The amendments, adopted by the Lithuanian Parliament on 14 April, would have introduced criminal liability for making material public from closed court proceedings without exemption. The offence would …read more

Source: OSCE

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