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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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Expert: Portuguese libel laws reflect ‘authoritarian concept of power’

It was the kind of small-town political scandal that would scarcely raise an eyebrow in cities with bigger fish to fry. But when Jornal do Centro, a weekly newspaper in the central Portuguese town of Viseu, suggested in 2002 that a local courthouse’s donation of used furniture to charity was marred by favouritism, it apparently […]

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Police officer allegedly attacks photojournalist covering Portuguese strike

Lea en español The International Press Institute (IPI) condemned an alleged attack by a police officer on a photojournalist covering a general strike in Lisbon yesterday. Reuters released an image it said showed a police officer striking Agence France-Presse (AFP) photojournalist Patricia Melo as she covered the strike called by Portugal’s biggest trade union confederation […]

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Agente policial presuntamente ataca a reportera gráfica cubriendo huelga en Portugal

Read in English El Instituto Internacional de la Prensa (IPI, por sus siglas en inglés), condenó el supuesto ataque de un agente policial a una reportera gráfica que estaba cubriendo ayer en Lisboa una huelga general. Reuters difundió una imagen en la que, según dijo la agencia, se mostraba a un policía golpeando a la […]

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