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Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Panama

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date February 2007
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Panama, February 2007, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c56759c.html [accessed 19 December 2014]
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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.

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