Wednesday, September 26, 2007

UAE rules journalists not to be jailed over work

Not before time wouldn't you say?

Agence France-Presse - 26 September, 2007
The prime minister of the United Arab Emirates decreed on Tuesday that journalists should not be jailed over their work, two days after two were jailed for libel, the state WAM news agency reported.Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed al-Maktoum "has issued instructions ... not to imprison journalists for reasons related to their work," said the head of the National Media Council, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan.

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