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Topic “lawsuits”

Venezuelan Supreme Court orders news site La Patilla to pay politician US $5 million in moral damages

The Supreme Court of Venezuela sentenced news site La Patilla to pay US $5 million to the Maduro regime’s second-in-command, who sued it for republishing a story linking him to drug trafficking. Read more »


Brazilian journalist is the target of more than 60 lawsuits after publishing a report on alleged fraud in education

A series of reports on alleged fraud in evaluations of public education in Sobral and other cities in Ceará, in the northeastern region of Brazil, has so far led to 63 lawsuits against journalist Wellington Macedo. Read more »


Oaxaca, the Mexican state with the most aggressions against female journalists, new report states


The Civic Association for Communication and Information for Women (CIMAC in Spanish) released a report yesterday on violence against female journalists in Mexico. The document details the types of offenders, forms of violence, age and marital status of almost 100 journalists who have been attacked or intimidated in the last decade. Read more »


Organizations warn of escalating legal actions against private media outlets in Venezuela

The recent surge of legal actions against private media outlets in Venezuela has caught the attention of several journalism organizations, who have described them as attacks on freedom of expression. Read more »


Ecuador threatens to sue OAS’ freedom of expression rapporteur after damning report

For the "shameless lies" contained within the reports of the Special Rapporteurship for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the non-profit Transparency International, Ecuador's minister of foreign affairs, Ricardo Patiño, announced that the federal government will take action and launch an "offensive strategy" against these entities, Fundamedios reported. Read more »


On eve of elections in Ecuador, legal fears hold back in-depth coverage

A few days before the presidential and parliamentarian elections in Ecuador, which will take place on Feb. 17, journalistic coverage seems to be held back by the fear of lawsuits and other legal liabilities. Read more »


Reporter who tried to prohibit retweets now threatens to sue others over use of Twitter images

Screen shot 2013-02-06 at 2.05Screenshot of Buhl's Twitter profile with the disclaimer, "No Tweets Are Publishable." The Knight Center removed the images in Buhl's profile from this screenshot upon her request.

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