Next month, Albanian members of Parliament (MPs) will vote on a proposed law to exclude people with criminal convictions from holding public office, according to the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN).
Talks are continuing over a European Union (EU) directive to protect trade secrets which contains legal provisions that could seriously impede the work of investigative journalists into corporate abuses.
The Hungarian Publishers’ Association has condemned a plan proposed by the Ministry of Interior that would allow secret agents to be planted in media bureaus across the country.
Anew anti-corruption law in Thailand extends the death penalty for corruption offences in public office to officials from foreign countries. The law also increases jail sentences and fines for corrupt officials convicted in less severe cases.
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