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IPI adds Caribbean defamation laws to online database

Detailed information in defamation laws in 15 Caribbean countries in now included in the International Press Institute’s (IPI) online media laws database. The information reflects data collected by IPI over the course of a campaign it launched in April 2012 together with the Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM) to reform defamation law in the Caribbean. […]

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Grenada Parliament amends electronic defamation law

The International Press Institute (IPI) today welcomed a move by Grenada’s Parliament to remove three controversial sections from an electronic defamation law passed last year. Grenada’s official Government Information Service reported that the House of Representatives on Friday voted to amend the Electronic Crimes Act 2013 by withdrawing three sections that IPI and other groups […]

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Grenada electronic defamation bill now law, despite government promise

Grenada quietly allowed a controversial electronic defamation bill to become law last October despite government promises of reform, the International Press Institute (IPI) has learned from local sources. On Sept. 23, 2013, Prime Minister Keith Mitchell, responding to concerns that IPI and other groups had raised about the Electronic Crimes Bill, publicly announced: “I have […]

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IPI Blog: First Grenada, now Jamaica, and next … ?

After last week’s historic repeal of criminal defamation in Jamaica, the International Press Institute (IPI) is looking ahead to similar efforts underway in the region. IPI and its regional partner, the Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM), are currently leading a campaign to abolish defamation as a criminal offence in the Caribbean. In an interview last […]

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