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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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Proceedings begin against Suriname magazine sued by former government minister

Legal proceedings were set to begin today against a Surinamese newsmagazine that was sued by a former government minister after the magazine detailed wide-ranging allegations of corruption against him. The minister, Ramon Abrahams, was removed from his post as public works minister in June 2013, approximately one-and-a-half months before Parbode, the magazine, published its account. […]

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Press freedom in the Caribbean: IPI releases 2013 mission report

A report released today by the International Press Institute (IPI) following its April mission to five Caribbean countries urges governments to follow through on commitments received during IPI’s visit to repeal archaic criminal defamation laws. During a nearly three-week long mission, IPI delegates met with representatives of government, law enforcement, media, and civil society in Antigua […]

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IPI to work with Surinamese government on repealing criminal libel and insult laws

Following a three-day mission to Suriname as part of a six-country mission to the Caribbean, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today it looks forward to working with the Surinamese government on a legislative package that would decriminalise libel and insult as well as institute self-regulatory mechanisms to oversee media standards in the country. In […]

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