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Topic “censorship”

Ecuadorean media face some of the worst restrictions in Latin America, CPJ reports

On Sept. 1, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Andean Group of Information Freedoms, and Fundamedios released a report on the state of freedom of expression in Ecuador titled, "Confrontation, Repression in Correa's Ecuador." The report accuses President Rafael Correa of turning Ecuador into one of the most restrictive countries in the hemisphere for the press in less than five years. Read more »

Court forbids Brazilian media group from identifying councilman involved in public funds scandal

A court in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul has prohibited media outlets from the company Grupo RBS from publishing the name or image of a councilman, Adenir Mengue Webber from the city of Dom Pedro de Alcântara. If the outlets do not comply with the ruling, they could face a $600-a-day fine, according to Zero Hora, one of the media outlets subject to the court's decision. Read more »

Venezuelan judge reverses prior ruling, allows weekly 6to Poder to circulate

A judge in Caracas, Venezuela, lifted an injunction against the weekly 6to Poder prohibiting its publication and distribution, reported the Committee to Project Journalists. The publication had been closed since Aug. 20 after publishing a photo montage portraying high-ranking female government officials as cabaret dancers on the magazine's cover. Read more »

Service sends censored news to Cuban cell phones

A blogger in Spain has been texting news headlines to cell phones in Cuba, reported the newspaper El Nuevo Herald de Miami. Read more »

Brazilian Internet rights bill ready for Congress' review

The Brazilian minister of communications announced that Tuesday, Aug. 23, a bill defining Internet rights was ready and would be sent shortly to Congress for its review, reported the newspaper Folha de São Paulo. The bill has been under discussion for over a year. Read more »

Political pressure forces shutdown of website ranking state legislators' performance in Brazil

The “Diputadómetro,” an online ranking run by the Federation of Business Associations in Santa Catarina (Facisc in Portuguese ) evaluating the jobs of state legislators in Santa Catarina in southern Brazil, did not last more than a day. The online ranking was so controversial that it was suspended after legislators voiced their complaints, calling the site "unfair," reported the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. Read more »

Venezuelan court prohibits publication of satire magazine; editors arrested

The Ninth Court of Caracas, under the leadership of Judge Denisse Bocanegra, issued a temporary injunction to prohibit the publication and circulation of the satirical magazine 6to Poder after it published a cover with six Venezuelan government officials portrayed as cabaret dancers on Aug. 21, according to the newspaper El Universal de Venezuela. Read more »


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