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Groups urge Panama to release Dutch journalist

Panamanian authorities should immediately release Dutch investigative journalist Okke Ornstein and abolish the crime of criminal defamation, Transparency International, the International Press Institute (IPI) and ARTICLE 19 said today. Ornstein is currently facing a 20 month prison sentence for reporting on alleged corruption through his blog. “Journalists must be allowed to do their jobs freely,” Cobus […]

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En peligro la existencia de la CIDH por falta de financiación

Read this statement in English. El Instituto Internacional de la Prensa (IPI, por sus siglas en inglés), escritores y miembros de la red de Intercambio Internacional por la Libertad de Expresión (IFEX) instan a todos los estados miembros, observadores permanentes y otros donantes potenciales de la OEA a que reconsideren su falta de apoyo económico […]

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Politicians behind recent attacks against Latin American Jjournalists

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned a recent series of physical and verbal attacks against journalists in Argentina, Honduras, and Panama allegedly at the hands of politicians. IPI Acting Deputy Director Anthony Mills said, “These alleged incidents underscore the reality that political figures are far too often behind attacks on the media in Latin […]

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Letter: Panamanian cartoonist charged with criminal defamation

H.E. Mireya Elisa Moscoso de Gruber President Office of the President Palacio Presidencial Panamá Republic of Panama Fax: (+ 507) 227 0076 Vienna, 5 November 2001 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, is deeply concerned about the charges of criminal defamation pending against Julio […]

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