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Fernando Correa: "The Panamanian people are willing to defend a free media"

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  • Thu, 09/06/2018 - 14:23
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Journalist and presenter of NexTv, Fernando Correa, called "infamous" the lawsuit filed against the also journalist of that television channel, Guadalupe Castillero. "She is sued for an interview made with all the rigor needed, where no type of opinion was issued. I believe that the generalized repudiation has been the most important thing and that the Panamanian people are willing to defend a free media," said Correa.

Regarding the issue of the Panamanian justice Correa said he has been a victim of what happens in the judicial system. "I have been a victim of this crisis of justice, with this hoax called Caja de Ahorros (Savings Fund) where a judge dismisses all those involved because there was no crime. Who removes the two years to my family that is suffering a biased justice?," asked the journalist.

Panama Today also interviewed Correa concerning his opinion on Martinelli's case. He believes there is a "manual persecution" against people who were part of the previous Administration.

A large representation of the Panamanian journalism union attended a demonstration that took place in the Porras Park in Panama City. The journalists rejected the recent actions of public officials and figures who have filed millions of civil lawsuits against their work.

A high-ranking police officer filed a lawsuit requesting $ 2 million against the Nextv channel presenter, Guadalupe Castillero for alleged injuries; former first lady, Marta Linares de Martinelli took legal actions against a group of journalists from La Prensa newspaper; Deputy Carlos "Tito" Afú sued the same newspaper for 20 million dollars; TVN News also reported that the journalist Meredith Serracín has been the subject of a lawsuit for a tweet that she published without mentioning any specific person.

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