Three TVN Journalists In Court For Defamation Charges
Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 11:36 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: The trial started at 8:30 am this morning. They caught a driver paying a bribe to a corrupt traffic cop in order to get out of a ticket on video, and showed the video as part of the report. I simply cannot understand how this was somehow twisted back around into an attack on the journalists. I have always thought this case would be thrown out once it got to court. How can it be defamation if you're reporting the truth of what happened. Who filed the complaint? What prosecutor took the case to trial? Let's see what happens. If these guys are convicted there will be serious international repercussions and damage to Panama's image within the global community. It the case is tossed out, then it's just another minor blip.