Wednesday, October 06 2010 @ 06:52 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
He also stressed the fact that this decision coincided with the opinion issued by Attorney General Giuseppe Bonissi, on his push to re-criminalize libel and slander. For the guild of journalists this ruling goes against progress made in Panama on freedom of expression, and can easily provoke the country's inclusion on blacklists on this topic. Likewise, they announced they would request a visit from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to assess the issue. For tomorrow they are also organizing a march to the Supreme Court. (Telemetro)
Editor's Comment: Selective enforcement? How come the "justice" system takes action in a case involving real journalists who write about politicians, while it basically ignores a serial slanderer who simply poses as a journalist in order to commit extortion?