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IPI demands release of Cuban reporter jailed for six months without charges

Source: IPI

The International Press Institute, IPI, demanded the immediate release of Cuban journalist Calixto Martínez who was arrested for insulting authorities, according to a press released from the organization.  Read more »

Cuban journalist jailed after photographing inspectors, declares hunger strike

Cuban news agency Hablemos Press reported the arrest of independent journalist Héctor Julio Cedeño on Feb. 5, for allegedly attacking a police officer in Havana, the capital. Read more »

Jailed Cuban journalist describes conditions in Havana prison as "uninhabitable"

The anti-censorship website from Reporters Without Borders, We Fight Censorship, recently highlighted the case of Cuban journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias, who was jailed in September, 2012, by authorities after he published a series of articles about a health crisis on the island. The website published the articles that led to his arrest and two telephone conversations offering a rare look into the prison's harsh conditions from the inside.  Read more »

Guards for state prosecutor brutally beat reporter in Mexico

A guard for the attorney general of the Mexican state of Coahuila brutally beat Televisa correspondent Milton Andrés Martínez, according to the websit Read more »

RSF calls Mapuche journalist's detention in Chile political persecution

Chilean police detained a journalist for over three hours on Saturday, Nov. 24, on an old warrant, reported the website Diario Voz Populi. Pedro Cayuqueo, a Mapuche indigenous journalist, was detained by police in the community of Teodoro Schmidt because of a land invasion lawsuit from 1999, added the website. Read more »

Police arrest two journalists in Mexico allegedly linked to organized crime

Two reporters were arrested and accused of participating in organized crime in the central Mexican state of Aguascalientes. These cases are the most recent accusations against journalists of having connections to drug traffickers in the state over the last two years.

In total, four journalists have been accused of "organized crime with intent" in the state, reported the newspaper El Sol del Centro. Read more »

Venezuelan intelligence agency detains Argentine journalist accused of spying

Argentine journalist Jorge Lanata claimed he was detained by agents of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN in Spanish) at the Caracas airport on Monday, Oct. 8, as he was about to board a flight home after covering Venezuela's presidential election on Sunday, Oct. 7, reported the International Freedom of Expression Exchange's website. Read more »


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