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Journalists in Americas face legal risk

Criminal defamation prosecutions are still widespread throughout the Americas. A total of 32 out of 33 countries in the hemisphere maintain criminal penalties for defamation.

No journalists jailed in Americas in 2015
Correa's assault on regional human rights
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Journalism is not a crime. Legal Resources for Journalists in Latin America.

Criminal defamation cases and news documented by CPJ

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