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Colombia - After supreme court quashes libel conviction, decriminalization next?

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders welcomes yesterday's supreme court decision to overturn newspaper editor Luis Agustín González's criminal libel conviction for criticizing the former governor of the central department of Cundinamarca, and hopes it will be a prelude to the decriminalization of media offences in Colombia. The ruling quashed the sentence of 18 months in prison and fine of 9.5 million pesos (5,450 dollars) that a Cundinamarca court passed on González, editor of the regional Cundinamarca (...)

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