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Topic “libel and defamation”

VIDEO: Haiti faces threats to freedom of expression, journalist says

Gotson Pierre, founder of Alterpresse in Haiti, told the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas that journalists in the Dominican Republic and Haiti are facing serious, recent threats against freedom of expression. Read more »


Panamanian president accused of leading defamation campaign against journalists


The Panamanian press accused President Ricardo Martinelli of leading a defamation campaign against journalists critical of his administration, reported the Spanish news agency EFE. Read more »


Argentine Journalism Forum proposes limiting amount of moral damages that could be claimed against journalists

On Tuesday, July 3, the Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA in Spanish) released a proposal to limit the financial amount of moral damages that could be claimed against journalists. The proposal, which will be sent to the Argentine Congress, calls for the limit to be tied to the minimum wage, reported the news site LaNoticia1.com. Read more »


Another Peruvian journalist sentenced for defamation

On Wednesday, June 6, the National Association of Journalists of Peru reported that on May 24, a judge from the department of Ancash emitted a sentence against a journalist for alleged defamation of a public official of the province. The sentence was suspended as long as the journalist follows certain rules, including "rectifying" damages within 15 days. Read more »


Two Peruvian journalists sentenced to two years in prison for alleged defamation

On Tuesday, June 5, two Peruvian journalists were sentenced to two years in prison and fined to pay more than $22,000 each to the former Interior Minister, Antonio Ketín Vidal Herrera, who accused the journalists of "alleged defamation" on January 12, 2011, reported the Press and Society Institute. Read more »


Guatemalan hydroelectric company threatens to take legal action for defamation


A Guatemalan subsidiary of the Spanish hydroelectric company Hidralia Energía released a warning that it would take legal and criminal actions against those who spread defamation and libel against the company, reported the Center of Informative Reports of Guatemala. Read more »



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