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Tuesday, June 7

Journalist slammed for libel in Peru

Lawyer: Peru Libel Verdict Against British Journalist Major Setback for Press Freedom: "Bowen's lawyer, Jorge Santistevan, said the ruling represented a precedent-setting setback for press freedom in Peru and set a dangerous new standard for journalists investigating public figures accused of criminal activity" Associated Press/Tampa Tribue This is old news. I'd been meaning to writing something here about Sally Bowen's case in Peru. She has been an outstanding journalist for the past two decades and has written two excellent books about Fijimori and Montesinos. I hope that free press organizations take up this issue, and that she gets a speedy trial. The Committee to Project Journalists has already taken note of her case.

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