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Topic “censorship”

Brazil creates forum to monitor judicial decisions on press freedom

The Brazilian government now has a commission to oversee court cases involving freedom of the press, the National Forum of Judicial Authority and Freedom, created on Tuesday, Nov. 13, by the National Judicial Council (CNJ in Portuguese), reported the newspaper Estado de São Paulo. Read more »

Online freedoms in Brazil endangered by changes to Internet Bill of Rights, says expert

After the vote was postponed four times because of a lack on consensus, the Internet Bill of Rights, a bill that establishes the rights and obligations of Internet users in Brazil, is back on the flo Read more »

Mayor in Honduras orders the closure of cable channel and impedes newspaper circulation

A mayor in Honduras ordered the closure of a television channel and interfered with the distribution of the newspaper El Heraldo, reported the publication.

Roosevelt Avilez, mayor of the city of Talanga, in the center of the country, was accused of buying up copies of the national newspaper El Heraldo that reported the closure of the cable television station Telecentro to keep them off newsstands on Oct. 16, and Oct. 17. Read more »

Colombian newspaper claims Attorney General tried to censor it

The newspaper El Espectador de Colombia claimed the Attorney General of Colombia threatened to censor it, the publication said in an editorial published Wednesday, Oct. 16, reported the Associated Press (AP). Read more »