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Topic “journalist arrested”

Brazilian journalist briefly arrested in Syria

On Friday, May 25, a Brazilian journalist was arrested in Syria, and then let free by local authorities shortly after the arrest, according to the news agency EFE. Read more »

Peruvian journalist arrested for alleged computer crime and fired for unethical behavior

A Peruvian journalist was arrested for hacking into the emails of senior officials of the Ministry of Commerce, Foreign and Tourism and was accused of "alleged crimes of grand larceny, unauthorized access to a database and violation of correspondence" by the Computer Crimes Division of the National Police of Peru, reported the news site Read more »

Chilean journalist arrested while trying to cover a fire

A Chilean journalist was arrested when trying to cover a fire at a plastic factory in the Huechuraba community, north of Santiago, Chile, reported the newspaper La Nación. Read more »

Brazilian journalist arrested for contempt of authority while covering plane accident in the Amazon

A Brazilian reporter was arrested and booked for contempt of authority on Tuesday, Feb. 28, while gathering information about an airplane accident in the Amazonian city of Manaus, according to the news site Portal Amazônia. Read more »

New Knight Center map chronicles attacks on journalists in Central America

With violence, political unrest and impunity increasingly taking hold of Latin America, freedom of expression is constantly being violated in Central American countries, with journalists being threatened, attacked, intimidated, kidnapped, tortured and killed for political, monetary, criminal and ideological motivations. Read more »


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