Libel laws of the philippines under article 353 of the revised penal code of the philippines, libel is defined as a public and malicious imputation of a crime, or of a vice or defect, real or imaginary, or any act, omission, condition, status or circumstance tending to discredit or cause the dishonor or contempt of a natural or juridical person. One major benefit from decriminalizing libel and slander would be that it would reduce the value of gossip it would reduce the value of false statements made by others. Decriminalizing libel the campaign to decriminalize libel has been there for at least three decades events in recent press freedom history have intensified the call to revisit the country’s libel laws, which press freedom and human rights advocates find to be excessive, outdated and prone to abuse. Critics believe that decriminalizing cannabis has major drawbacks first, cannabis is harmful to your health second, cannabis is addictive, and, third, decriminalizing cannabis would not reduce. In 2011, montenegro did away with criminal libel altogether in philippines, the senator has recently pushed for decriminalization of libel in bulgaria a reform process of sorts is under way.
Dushanbe -- tajikistan's lower chamber of parliament has passed a draft law decriminalizing libel the proposed legislation, proposed in march by president emomali rahmon, removes libel and insult. Meaning of “decriminalize” in the english dictionary the government has been under pressure to decriminalize libel, especially after prosecution against journalists and bloggers has intensified decriminalizing insanity and turning away from punishment and confinement from. The way to give scope to the constitutional right of expression is not by decriminalizing libel but by making discussions of matters of public concern and criticisms of official conduct privileged, defeasible only by proof of actual malice. Libel is defined as a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person the first amendment provides a great deal of protection to the press in cases involving libel of public figures this protection is considered necessary to ensure that the government will not restrict the flow of accurate information.
Hours after the decision was released, civil society groups and all concerned netizens expressed their condemnation through social media the general consensus was that the sc ruling is draconian and repressive as it is an imminent threat against free speech and enjoyment of civil liberties. (dec 20, 2011) with 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the mexican senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the law of crimes of the press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, and slander under that law. With the recent conviction of a lady publisher for libel which has caught media attention since the much-publicized court promulgation by a makati regional trial court last week, several media groups (like the nujp and cfmr) have again pushed the issue of decriminalizing libel. Sbn-245: decriminalizing libel and defamation - free download as pdf file (pdf), text file (txt) or read online for free an act repealing chapter one, title thirteen, book two of act no 3815, otherwise known as the revised penal code of the philippines thereby decriminalizing libel and defamation filed on july 1, 2013 by cayetano, alan peter companero s.
Decriminalization n the repeal or amendment (undoing) of statutes which made certain acts criminal, so that those acts no longer are crimes or subject to prosecution texas legislators file bills aimed at decriminalizing marijuana said the chance that the bill seeking to decriminalize libel would be passed has diminished pimentel. Should libel be decriminalized because many poor journalists in the philippines are too poorly paid to hire lawyers in case they are accused of libel, should libel be decriminalized because the high and mighty in government or in private tend to use the law on libel “to harass journalists and hamper the quest for truth”, should libel be. A regional strategy for promoting a free media and freedom of expression in the middle east and north africa: decriminalizing defamation and insult laws against journalists and the.
Many senators favor decriminalizing libel - recto aquilino pimentel iii has cautioned fellow lawmakers against rushing to decriminalize libel, arguing that this was the only remedy available to individuals who felt maligned by others pimentel warns against decriminalizing libel. Decriminalizing prostitution has its positives and negatives if prostitution was to be made legal in america the positives would be tax revenue, less human trafficking, a work choice and fewer diseases. Libel when involved in the running or managing of a business, one must always be mindful of the mistakes and wrongdoing that could possibly occur, and how the business will ultimately be affected. The national union of journalists of the philippines (nujp) slammed senator aquilino koko pimentel iii for withdrawing his support to the bill that seeks to decriminalize libel pimentel hit for withdrawing support on libel bill.
Bills for decriminalizing libel 12 v arguments against decriminalizing libel and corresponding rebuttals 14 vi conclusion 18 vii bibliography 20 viii appendix 22 i definition of libel the revised penal code of the republic of the philippines defined libel in title 13 chapter 1 in article 353 as: “a. Manila, philippines – moves to decriminalize libel are gaining momentum in the senate after the supreme court has affirmed the legality of online libel. Decriminalize libel by court of appeals associate justice gabriel t ingles (speech delivered during the “forum on decriminalizing libel” held to celebrate world press freedom day on may 4, 2012 at theodore buttenbruch hall, university of san carlos, cebu city) definition of libel. Decriminalizing defamation is only part of the story it would remove actions u/s 499, 500 but slapps will continue as hefty civil suits nevertheless or they can take the form of it act 66(a) based attacks especially when the medium is online.
Seventeenth congress of therepublic of the phaippines first regular session ) ) ) '16 aug -1 all. C absudity of decriminalizing libel but maintaining criminalization of slander parenthetically, also, i find it strange that articles 358 and 359 are not being pursued to be decriminalized similarly, since they remain within the concept of defamation. Moved permanently the document has moved here pimentel: senate may pass bill to decriminalize libel by june | news | gma news online. While senator edgardo angara had yesterday made suggestion that the entire regime of libel laws should be abolished, thereupon decriminalizing libel, senator chiz escudero had swiftly filed an amendatory bill that would repeal the libel clause in ra 10175, otherwise known as the philippine cybercrime law.
By far the most significant development in the philippine campaign to decriminalize libel is the united nations human rights committee's (unhrc) october 2011 declaration that the criminal sanction for libel in the philippines is excessive and in violation of the international covenant on civil and political rights (iccpr) in which the philippines is a signatory. Decriminalizing libel – he has filed senate bill no 110 (penalty of imprisonment in libel cases abolition bill) to decriminalize libel and limit the venue of filing libel suits he believes that the approval of the said measure would be a small way by which congress may help in alleviating the plight of journalists.