JOURNALISM IN THE AMERICAS

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A judge issued an order to capture Juan Alcívar, correspondent for the newspaper La Hora de Esmeraldas and the radio station El Nuevo Sol, who is accused of throwing a tear gas bomb in the compound where President Rafael Correa lead a political rally La Concordia in July, reported EFE and Radio Sucre. read more »

Violence against journalists in Honduras and Mexico and government actions against the media in Venezuela, Brazil, Cuba, and Colombia were discussed this week at a U.S. House panel on press freedom in the Americas, The Dallas Morning News and AFP report. read more »

Maurício Machado, journalist and owner of Jornal Atualidades in Marília, São Paulo, was granted pretrial release after spending six days in prison under charges of extorting a federal deputy, O Estado de S. Paulo reports. read more »

An appeals court ruled that blogger Dania García would have to pay a $14 fine instead of serving a 20-month prison term for a family dispute, The Associated Press reports. read more »

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Members of the National Revolutionary Police arrested Juan Carlos Reyes Ocaña near his home in Holguín on charges of insult, disobedience, and illicit economic activity, EFE and Reporters without Borders (RSF) report. Reyes works for the Holguín Press news agency. read more »

A Mexican media magnate and his son were among several business owners arrested in Arizona recently and charged with money laundering, conspiracy, and several related crimes, the Latin American Herald Tribune and The Arizona Republic report. read more »

The International Press Institute (IPI) has called on the Cuban government to free 22 jailed journalists, almost all of whom have been imprisoned since 2003, EFE reports. read more »

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Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari was among the hundreds of people arrested after clashes in the streets of Tehran, the magazine reports. Bahari, who has covered Iran for more than a decade, is a documentary filmmaker and playwright who is well known in Iran. read more »

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