Colombia, law to punish journalists who leak classified information

Posted on April 11, 2011 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Latin America Wikileaks

This balance between the need for secrecy and it is breached which could be broken with the new intelligence law has just been filed in Congress, which raised a cloud of dust among journalists, it provides for increased penalties for “disclose” classified information. This law is so new. In fact, it is a revised version approved by an absolute majority in 2008, which fell on the Constitutional Court on procedural grounds, as it should be a statutory law as it affects fundamental rights. At the time received strong support because after many abuses by intelligence agents, undercover in the reserve, it was obvious we needed a legal framework. Read Article

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