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Dominican Republic - Criminal defamation case against two journalists, parliament urged to decriminalize media offences

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Two journalists are facing sentences of three months to a year in prison and fines of five to 500 times the minimum wage in a criminal defamation suit by Canadian textile multinational Gildan Activewear over reports about harm to the environment in Guerra, a municipality in Santo Domingo province. The journalists – Robert Vargas, editor of the Ciudadoriental.org website, and Genris García, editor of the Vigilanteinformativo.com website – recently posted reports in which local community (...)

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