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IPI´s Congress highlights criminal defamation laws in the Caribbean

Alison Bethel McKenzie, executive director of the International Press Institute (IPI), told the audience at IPI 2012 World Congress that the 62-year-old press freedom organization had decided to campaign against criminal defamation laws in the Caribbean because “it can happen in short order here.” Speaking at the session on “Colonial Legacies – Criminal Defamation in […]

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IPI panel gathers world’s free expression rapporteurs

The world’s four special rapporteurs on freedom of expression have informed an international audience of media professionals of their grave concern about the increasing level of violence against journalists around the world. The “four musketeers of press freedom”, as Peter Preston, longtime columnist and former editor of Britain’s Guardian newspaper labeled them, spoke Sunday on […]

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IPI World Congress 2012 panel scrutinises state-owned media

Speaking at IPI’s 2012 World Congress in Trinidad, Julio Munoz, executive director of the Miami-based Inter-American Press Association (IAPA), said a free press is synonymous with free expression. During a panel discussion on “The State of the State Owned: A Look at the Role of State-Owned Media in Latin America, the Caribbean and elsewhere”, Munoz […]

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IPI panel examines impact of natural disasters on press freedom

Jacqueline Charles, Caribbean correspondent for The Miami Herald said during a panel at IPI’s 2012 World Congress in Trinidad that natural disasters such as the Haitian earthquake expose governments’ lack of organisation. Speaking on a panel titled “Rising Tides: The Impact of Natural Disasters on Press Freedom”, she said: “With every major disaster governments adopt […]

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