Critics Are Not Criminals: Comparative Study of Criminal Defamation Laws in the Americas.

On March 2, 2016, CPJ will present a new special report on the status of criminal defamation laws in the Americas at a panel discussion in Lima on March 2, 2016. The Perú-based Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS) will co-sponsor the event.

The report, prepared for CPJ by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in collaboration with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, seeks to advise journalists of the legal risks they face in their work, and shows that criminal defamation prosecutions are still widespread throughout the hemisphere.

WHEN: March 2, 2016 between 11 AM and 1 PM

WHERE: Sol de Oro Hotel & Suites, Lima, Perú.