Panama / 2008

Judge orders seizure of weekly after story on alleged tax evasion

September 8, 2008 10:07 PM ET

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...

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Panama: Columnist barred from leaving the country

July 28, 2008 12:00 AM ET

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...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Americas Analysis

February 5, 2008 12:09 PM ET

Preaching Without A ChoirBy Carlos LauríaAt 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...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Americas Snapshots

February 5, 2008 11:58 AM ET

Attacks & developments throughout the region...

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