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Peru - Decriminalization of press offences a major issue in 2012

Reporters without borders
An end to prison terms and exorbitant fines for crimes of defamation, slander and libel remains a key objective for the overall improvement in freedom of information in the southern countries of South America. In this respect, Argentina and Uruguay have shown the way. However, the step remains to be taken by Ecuador, which is still under the influence of the El Universo case, Bolivia, Colombia and Chile. Decriminalization is urgent in Peru, where a promising reform of the criminal code (...)

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