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Topic “censorship”

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 »


YouTube, Vimeo remove documentary on Rafael Correa for alleged copyright infringement

The obstacles keep coming for the distribution of Colombian-American Santiago Villa's documentary on President Rafael Correa. According to the Ecuadorian NGO Fundamedios, YouTube and Vimeo took down the video after the company Ares Rights brought a lawsuit for copyright infringement.   Read more »


Filmmaker pulls his documentary on Rafael Correa after Ecuadorian government pressures U.S. broadcaster to "censor" it

The director of a documentary about Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa refused to air his film on a U.S. television channel after an official requested the station makes some changes in their broadcast, according to Fundamedios.  Read more »


Judge in Brazil blocks media from mentioning mayor-elect in alleged vote-buying scandal

A judge in Brazil ruled that the media cannot mention the name of the mayor-elect of the city of Campo Mourão, outside Curitiba, Paraná, and a bus company based in the city in reference to an alleged vote-buying scheme during the election, reported the website Terra. Read more »


RSF launches new anti-censorship website, features short-lived independent Cuban magazine

Reporter Without Borders launched on Tuesday a new website that will publish material that has been “censored or banned or has given rise to reprisals against its creator,” the organization said. Read more »



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