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The Czech Security Information Service is trying to prohibit collecting public information e.g about migrants

Summary of Disinformation

The Security and Information Service of the Czech Republic wants to insert a paragraph in the forthcoming amendment to the Criminal Law, which prohibits the collection and scrutiny of public and non-binding information in the Czech Republic. The consequence of this law would be the elimination of alternative journalism in the Czech Republic in its entirety, because any critical article will be marked as criminal under this amendment to the law.


The original article (to which the disinformation-oriented outlet refers) explicitly talks about punishing "intelligence activity for a foreign power". It does not say anything about "alternative journalism". http://www.ceska-justice.cz/2017/11/bis-zada-aby-proverovani-sbirani-informaci-cizi-moc-bylo-trestne/

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Reported in: Issue 89
Date: 24.11.2017
Language: Czech
Country: Czech Republic
Keywords: Rule of law, Media, Secret services
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: aeronet.cz
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