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If enacted, the bill will have a detrimental impact on the media environment in Bermuda as well as the reputation of the Bermudan government, IPI stressed.
ARTICLE 19 welcomes efforts to recognise the right to information in Bermuda and notes both positive features and concerns it has with the bill.
(IAPA/IFEX) - Miami (May 8, 2009) - The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) today protested the decision of Bermuda Prime Minister Ewart Brown to reduce the supply of his government's information to the newspapers The Royal Gazette and Mid-Ocean News, calling the move an act of discrimination.
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