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Sheila Vélez Martinez Speaks at UNESCO Conference

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May 21, 2013
On May 3, Prof. Vélez Martinez spoke at the UNESCO Celebration of World Press Freedom Day and the Caribbean Media Summit in Curaçao.  As part of UNESCO Caribbean celebration of WPFD Prof. Vèlez Martínez was asked to speak about criminal defamation prosecution of journalists as political persecution.  In particular she discussed recent cases where journalist have been granted asylum in the United States and Central America.   
Coverage of the conference (in papiamento) is here.
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