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A commission of lawyers and academics set up by President Martín Torrijos to examine penal code reform presented a draft bill in June that would double the prison term for defamation to three years. After more than 50 journalists demonstrated in Panama City against the proposals, the administration agreed to include journalists in a new commission examining the plan.