Panama

2008

Alerts   |   Panama

Judge orders seizure of weekly after story on alleged tax evasion

New York, September 8, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the decision of a Panamanian civil court on Friday to order the seizure of assets belonging to a weekly newspaper, as well as portions of two staff members' salaries. The ruling came after the publication ran a story on alleged tax evasion by a local real estate tycoon.

September 8, 2008 10:07 PM ET

Alerts   |   Panama

Panama: Columnist barred from leaving the country

New York, July 28, 2008--A Panamanian judge barred sports columnist Bienvenido Brown from leaving the country and ordered him to stand trial on criminal defamation charges filed in 2005.

Eleventh Criminal Court Judge Josefina Sclopis issued the ruling on Friday against Brown, a columnist with the daily La Estrella de Panamá, the newspaper reported. The judge's decision stemmed from a criminal defamation suit against the sports reporter filed by the director of the Panamanian Sports Institute, Ramón Cardoze, after Brown denounced alleged irregularities in his column. The Panamanian Sports Institute is the government body tasked with promoting sports in Panama.

July 28, 2008 12:00 AM ET

Attacks on the Press   |   Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela

Attacks on the Press 2007: Americas Analysis

Preaching Without A Choir
By Carlos Lauría

At June's annual assembly of the organization of American states (OAS) in Panama, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged foreign ministers to send the group's secretary-general, José Miguel Insulza, to investigate Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Frías' decision to pull the plug on the country's oldest private television station, RCTV.
February 5, 2008 12:09 PM ET

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