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German journalist released after four months in detention in Venezuela

*This story has been updated to include that Six is now back in Germany.

Venezuelan officials released German journalist Billy Six on March 15 after he spent four months in detention.

Six was given orders to present himself before the court every 15 days and cannot speak about the case to the media, according to freedom of expression organization Espacio Público. Read more »


German journalist detained in Venezuela since November starts new hunger strike in prison

*This entry was updated at 19:21 on 02/06/2019 to include comments from the organization Espacio Público.

German journalist Billy Six, imprisoned in Venezuela since mid-November, began a new hunger strike on Feb. 3 and "demands his immediate release," according to the Venezuelan organization Espacio Público. Read more »


U.S. denies visa for German journalist who investigated baby thefts in Argentina

Gabriela Weber is a German radio correspondent based in Buenos Aires, who investigated the alleged theft of children by a U.S. diplomat during the Argentine military dictatorship (1976-1983). According to the journalist, the United States has permanently denied her request for an entrance visa, EFE reports Read more »


Why is newspaper circulation growing in Brazil as it falls in the U.S.?


Circulation in Brazil is increasing once again after a decline last year during the economic crisis, O Estado de S. Paulo reports. On average, 97 papers reported a 1.5 percent increase in the first quarter of 2010, compared with an 8.6 percent drop in U.S. circulation over the six-month period ending March 31. What accounts for this difference? Read more »


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