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Topic “cybersecurity”

New computer crimes law in Peru threatens freedom of information, organizations say


The President of Peru, Ollanta Humala, enacted the Computer Crimes Act last week, which criminalizes the unauthorized creation and use of electronic databases, among other things, with up to five years in prison. Several lawyers and journalism organizations have criticized the law, saying it will endanger Peruvians' right to freedom of expression and information. Read more »


New wave of threats targets Venezuelan journalists, media workers

Several Venezuelan cartoonists, journalists, writers and artists have been the target of a series of threats through Twitter, telephone and text messages, according to news portal Noticias 24. 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 »


Cybersecurity bill raises concerns among Panamanian journalists

The Information Safety bill that is currently being considered by Panama’s National Assembly could represent a threat to freedom of expression in that country, according to several journalists’ unions and associations, the newspaper La Estrella reported. Read more »


Journalists can now register for webinar on cybersecurity


The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will be offering a webinar for journalists called, “An Introduction to Staying Safe Online: A step by step review of security features on email and social networking.” The two-hour webinar will be offered in English on Aug. 15, 2012, taught by Robert Guerra, a Canadian expert in cybersecurity and other Internet related issues. Read more »


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