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Estonian journalists can cuss

February 14 2007

Justice Minister Rein Lang, Estonia admitted that Estonian law does not prohibit the use of the media Russian swear words. This he said last week, answering the question of local journalist about the existence of legislative leverage against the use of some of the leading Estonian Russian gear abusive language.

"This is a question of journalistic ethics. I do not remember that somewhere in the Estonian law contained a ban on the use of Russian checkmate" - the minister said. This Lang noted that if "if someone wants to take the initiative in this matter, he may appeal to the parliament." "The government will also discuss the issue and give its assessment", - concluded the head of the Justice Ministry, RIA - Novosti.

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