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Topic “censorship”

Colombian press group laments poor start to 2013

Colombia started off 2013 with a series of attacks on the press, including death threats against three journalists, censorship at the hands of criminal gangs and the interrupted distribution of a newspaper in the department of Sucre, reported the Press Freedom Foundation, FLIP, in a press release Thursday, Jan. 31.  Read more »


The case of Lúcio Flávio Pinto: a portrait of judicial censorship in Brazil

Lúcio Flávio Pinto, founder and lone reporter for the blog Jornal Pessoal, has won eight prizes, published 22 books and been sued 33 times for his work as a journalist. Read more »


Truth commission to investigate crimes against journalists during military dictatorship in Brazil

Violence and abuses committed against Brazilian journalists during the military dictatorship from 1964 to 1985 will now be closely investigated by the Memory, Truth and Justice Commission, launched by the National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ in Portuguese) during the Read more »


Brazilian NGO launches press worker safety campaign

Brazil got off to a tragic start to the new year with the first killing of a journalist in 2013. The new year, however, also saw the launch of the Vlado Journalist Protection campaign, organized by the Vladimir Herzog Institute (IVH in Portuguese). Read more »


Cuban customs agents seize Venezuelan newspaper critical of Chávez and Castro


An anarchist collective claimed that Cuban customs officials confiscated a mail package containing samples of a Venezuelan newspaper, according to the website Havana Times.  Read more »


Latin American journalists debate violence against press workers at conference in Brazil

On Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19, Brazil's National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ in Portuguese) will host the International Conference on Human Rights and Journalism, in the city of Porto Alegre. Read more »


New organization crowdsources funds for public interest journalism


Daniel Ellsberg and John Perry Barlow, board members of the recently launched Freedom of the Press Foundation, noted in an op-e Read more »


Newsroom threatened in Brazil after criticizing police promotions

Reporters for Gazeta da Povo, the newspaper of record in Paraná state, Brazil, were threatened with a supposed attack, according to reports from the publication. On Monday, Dec. 17, the newsroom and the management of the newspaper received threatening telephone calls warning about a possible attack.  Read more »



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