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Topic “censorship”

After death of Chávez, Venezuelan government warns media as attacks on press continue

At least two other news teams have been kept from covering events related to the death of Hugo Chávez last week. On Feb. 7, a group identified as government supporters intimidated and threatened correspondent Luis Alfonso Fernández for the broadcaster América Noticias and a cameraman for the network Alberto Porras, reported the organization Press and Society of Venezuela. Read more »


Study reveals that journalists, human rights defenders are killed every four weeks in Brazil

A research from the non-governmental organization Article 19 finds that one journalist or human rights defender is killed every four weeks because of their work. For each killing, there are more than three instances of reporters or human rights advocates suffering attempts on their life, according to the 2012 publication, released on Wednesday, March 14. Read more »


CPJ presents report to Supreme Court of Brazil on threats against journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists submitted a report on threats against the press in Latin American countries to the president of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil, Joaquim Barbosa, on Wednesday, March 6, reported the Court's website. Read more »


Supreme Court decision limiting student speech approaches 25th anniversary

A landmark Supreme Court decision on limiting free speech at schools and college campuses is approaching its 25th anniversary. Read more »


Judge upholds ban on satirical blog in Brazil

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A Brazilian court ruled on Wednesday, Feb. 20, that the blog "Falha de São Paulo," a parody of the Folha de São Paulo newspaper will remain offline, reported Carta Capital. Read more »


Knight Center launches timeline of judicial censorship in Brazil

While freedom of expression remains a fundamental right guaranteed by the Brazilian Constitution, the court system has become an effective tool for crippling media organizations and silencing critical journalists and bloggers in the country. A timeline from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas shows that there were 16 cases of the courts being used to censor journalists in 2012 alone. Read more »


Press freedom at risk in Brazil and Ecuador, Mexico has most missing journalists in the world: CPJ report

​An exhaustive report from the Committee to Protect Journalists on the situation for journalists around the world placed Brazil and Ecuador among the top ten countries where press freedom suffered the most during 2012, and named Mexico as the country with the most missing jou Read more »


CPJ, RSF call Colombian authorities to protect threatened journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) called on the Colombian authorities to provide more protection for journalists threatened in the country during the past month, according to statements from both groups.  Read more »



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