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Constitutional Court ruling a major gain by Dominican media

Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Association of Newspapers on Sunday  said it’s satisfied with the Constitutional Court ruling striking down several articles of the law on Expression and Dissemination of Thought, which were part of the criminal liabilities for defamation, or the so-called crimes against honor.

It called the decision historical by consolidating guarantees established in Dominican Republic’s Constitution and which it affirms also puts the country in line with international agreements.

The ruling responds to a lawsuit filed Feb. 25, 2013, by the editors-in-chief of newspapers El Día, Rafael Molina Morillo; Listin Diario, Miguel Franjul and Osvaldo Rafael Santana, El Caribe, and Press and Law Foundation president Namphi Rodríguez, and which was claimed by all national newspapers on July 3, 2014, it comes to give concrete results in the fight for called decriminalization of press offenses or word he says.

“As we stated in our press release of July 3, 2014, Dominican society has patiently and eagerly awaited the time when these legislative hindrances that pend like a sword of Damocles over the throat of freedom of expression disappears from our legal system.”

Source: DT

Feb 22, 2016

Category: DR News |

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