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Committee to Protect Journalists – CPJ alarmed by defamation sentence in Ecuador

Date: Jul 22, 2011

Reaction to the sentence of prison time and $40 million fine for El Universo owners and editor:

“This sentence makes evident President Correa’s tightening grip on the media in Ecuador,” said Carlos Lauría, CPJ’s senior Americas program coordinator. “The decision is a serious setback for the decriminalization of defamation in the Americas, and sends the chilling message that public scrutiny and free expression come at a high price.”

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