Firms back report slamming criminal defamation laws

A report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Thomson Reuters and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has uncovered a resurgence in the use of criminal defamation law to silence critical journalists across the Americas. Tom Muskett-Ford speaks to some of the firms that contributed to the publication and investigates whether tough penalties are damaging freedom of speech in the region.

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