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Chile - Journalist denied passport over 61-year-old libel conviction

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Hernán Uribe Ortega, an 88-year-old journalist with a history of political involvement and defending his colleagues, may be unable to travel to Caracas next month for the annual congress of the Latin American Journalists' Federation (FELAP), which he helped to found in 1976, because the Chilean authorities are citing a 61-year-old defamation conviction as grounds for refusing to renew his passport. "This would be nothing more than absurd if it did not violate the freedom of movement of (...)

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