Panama Paper Fined for Emotional Distress

A civil court judge in Panama has ordered the newspaper La Prensa to pay two state contractors for causing "emotional distress" a fine of $600,000 plus $600,000 in legal costs. The paper had dug into "irregular allocation of public resources." La Prensa is appealing the order, and the Inter American Press Association has denounced the ruling as "a clear attack on freedom of the press" that will discourage investigative reporting.

Source: IFEX

Posted on: December 16, 2015

Big Business Tries To Muzzle Indian Journalism

Legal actions are increasingly being used by large corporations to threaten the media into silence in India, reports the Committee to Protect Journalists. The country's outdated media laws include both criminal and civil libel statutes, and they are being abused by powerful companies and individuals.

Source: Committee to Protect Journalists

Posted on: October 9, 2014