Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Uruguay
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||February 2008|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2007 - Snapshots: Uruguay, February 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c56793a.html [accessed 13 February 2016]|
On April 18, the Supreme Court of Justice upheld a three-month suspended prison sentence against Gustavo Escanlar Patrone, host of the satirical television program "Bendita TV" (Blessed TV). The decision let stand a 2006 criminal defamation conviction by a lower court in Montevideo, the journalist's lawyer, Edison Lanza, told CPJ. The case stemmed from a January 2006 interview on the Canal 10 television program "La Culpa es Mía," in which Escanlar referred to a media company owner by using a vulgarity.