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Mexico Makes Attacks on Journalists' Freedom of Speech a Federal Crime

Reforma/Diario La Estrella, Posted: Apr 05, 2009

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's Congress passed an amendment to the Federal Criminal Code to include crimes against the freedom of speech exercised by journalists, according to a report by Reforma in Diario La Estrella. The amendment passed with 263 votes in favor. Anyone convicted of "impeding, interfering with or limiting journalistic activity" will now face one to five years in prison, Reforma reports.

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