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Human Rights Watch calls on Ecuador to repeal criminal insult laws

Human Rights Watch asked the Ecuadorian government to repeal all insult and defamation laws against public officials, the New York-based human rights organization announced. Read more »

Distribution of daily suspended after two newspaper employees go missing in central Mexico

Distribution of the newspaper El Financiero has been temporarily suspended after two employees for the Mexican newspaper were reported missing on Nov. 15, in the state of Zacatecas, according to El Espectador. Read more »

Journalists arrested during "media blackout" as police evict Occupy Wall Street protesters from New York City park

At least seven journalists were arrested while covering the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City on Tuesday, Nov. 15, reported the Committee to Protect Journalists, which noted, "Journalists must be allowed to cover news events without fear of arrest and harassment. It is particularly disturbing that government officials sought to block any coverage of the event at all." Read more »

Mexican newspaper firebombed in second attack on offices

A local newspaper in the northern Mexican city of Torreón suffered a second armed attacked in the dawn of Nov. 15, reported Radio Fórmula. Read more »

Phone calls made from prison threaten Peruvian TV host

The host of a television news program in the province of Ucayali, in the eastern Amazonian region of Peru, received a death threats over the phone from a prison in the capital, Lima, reported the Press and Society Institute. Read more »

Twitter user arrested in Mexico for joke about recent death of interior minister

"I haven't left work early since Mouriño's plane fell. Be careful fellow flyers," posted a Twitter user in Mexico just days before the helicopter carrying the Mexican interior minister and seven others crashed on Nov. 11 outside Mexico City. "Tomorrow on 11/11 a secretary will fall from the sky," tweeted another user with the handle Morf0. Read more »

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