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Topic “censorship”

UN rapporteur aims to investigate rising violence against Honduran journalists

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression said he would ask the Honduran government permission to investigate the killings of 16 journalists in the Central American country since the June 2009 coup d'état, reported the news agency EFE. Read more »

Activists call for UN to monitor treatment of jailed Venezuelan editor

The non-governmental organization Foro Penal Venezolano wrote a letter to the High Commissioner for Human Rights requesting the United Nations organization send an observer to Venezuela to monitor the case of jailed editor Leocenis García, the newspaper El Universal reported. Read more »

$40 million sentence against Ecuadorian newspaper upheld in court

With two votes in favor and one abstention, a court in Ecuador upheld a sentence of three years in prison and $40 million in damages against an ex-columnist and three directors of the newspaper El Universo, the newspaper reported on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The ruling could bankrupt the newspaper, one of Ecuador's largest and oldest dailies, the Miami Herald said. Read more »

Mexico highlighted in new documentary on censorship from Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders listed Mexico and four other countries in an interactive Internet documentary titled "In the Heart of Censorship" to raise awareness about violations of freedom of expression. Read more »

Court prohibits magazine's circulation at mayor's request in Brazil

The judge of Nova Lima in Belo Horizonte, Brazil prohibited the circulation of the magazine Viver Brasil, reported the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji).

The city's mayor, Carlinho Rodrigues, issued the complaint when the magazine ran a report alleging misconduct by his administration, said Observatório da Imprensa. Read more »

Reporters Without Borders asks Ecuador's president to stop attacks on the press

Reporters Without Borders sent a letter to President Rafael Correa of Ecuador expressing their concern over his hostile attitude and actions against the press in the Andean country. "The watchdog role played by the media, or NGOs, does not necessarily mean that they are your 'enemy,'" the letter ends, signed by Jean-François Julliard, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders. Read more »


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