Panama

IAPA report documents “troubling developments” in regards to freedom of expression

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) issued a six month report on the situation for the freedom of expression in Panama. IAPA identified several issues of concern, proposed legislation that could potentially restrict freedom of expression. Read more

IAPA report documents “troubling developments” in regards to freedom of expression

New laws threaten media freedoms in Panama

Freedom of the press still faces challenges from strict legal requirements and regulations in Panama. Read more

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New laws threaten media freedoms in Panama

President releases journalist who exposed corruption

On 15th November, Dutch journalist Okke Ornstein was arrested when arriving in Panama because of an article he wrote exposing corruption. Read more

President releases journalist who exposed corruption

Environmental activists targeted with death threats and lawsuits

Environmental activist Ligia Arreaga had to leave the country as a result of repeated death threats.
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Environmental activists targeted with death threats and lawsuits

Authorities continue to disrupt protests against mega projects

Security forces in Panama continue to disrupt indigenous protests, using rubber bullets to disperse the gathering, injuring some protestors. Read more

Authorities continue to disrupt protests against mega projects

Protests against energy projects face repression

Police repression in Panama is commonly being used when people protest against large-scale hydroelectric projects.
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