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Topic “laws and legislation”

Bolivian court rules insult laws against officials are unconstitutional

The Bolivian Constitutional Court ruled that insult crimes against public officials are unconstitutional, violating citizens' right to freedom of expression, reported the website Prensa Libre. While the decision was dated Sept. 20, the announcement was not made until Tuesday, Oct. 23, by Court president Ruddy Flores, according to the website. Read more »


UN, IAPA at loggerheads over Argentina's new media law

The Argentine Audiovisual Communication Services Law, also known as the Media Law, set to take effect Dec. 7, has caught the attention of press freedom organizations across the world. Read more »


Colombian government consults journalists targeted by violence in reparation process

On Friday, Sept. 21, the Colombian government began consulting journalists who were victims of the armed conflict to identify proposals and strategies for their collective reparation, according to the Unit for the Care and Reparation of Victims' website. Reparations will be awarded under the guidelines outlined in the Victims and Land Restitution Law, the website noted. Read more »


Peruvian Congress seeks to criminalize "irregular" Internet use after journalist arrested for e-mail hacking

The case of Peruvian journalist Rudy Palma, who served two months in jail for hacking into the e-mail of government officials, has started a national debate in the South American country over how to regulate information technology without threatening other liberties, according to the newspaper La República. Read more »



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