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Dominican Republic partially tosses criminal defamation law

In a partial victory for media freedom, the Dominican Republic Constitutional Court invalidated provisions in the country’s press law criminalising defamation of government bodies and public officials, but declined to strike down criminal defamation more broadly.

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