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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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Caribbean journalists mark World Press Freedom Day

Caribbean media workers from 12 island nations today joined in downtown Kingston to sign the Declaration of Emancipation Park in observance of World Press Freedom Day 2014. The signers acknowledged the role of independent media in promoting good governance, empowerment and the eradication of poverty, and they pledged to monitor and influence the rule of […]

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IPI director to deliver speech at World Press Freedom Day in Jamaica

International Press Institute Executive Director Alison Bethel McKenzie will deliver the keynote address at a World Press Freedom Day event taking place in Kingston, Jamaica on May 2-3. The event organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in cooperation with IPI, the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ), the Association of Caribbean […]

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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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