Former managing editor and columnists acquitted after being arrested, due to insufficient evidence
Freedom of Expression Tracker: Victory
Victory – This includes immediate victories for media workers or organisations including being released unconditionally, having charges dropped, winning or avoiding civil litigation, overturning gagging orders and being acquitted of criminal charges. This category also includes incidents that advance media freedom, access to information or freedom of expression in general. For example, favourable policy statements, media friendly laws or policies and favourable and precedent-setting court judgements. The statistic reported represents the number of incidents.