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Topic “press freedom”

Honduras defies Inter-American Commission and prohibits journalist to work for 16 months

Honduras has defied the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and decided to uphold an order to ban journalist Julio Ernesto Alvarado from work for 16 months.

The decision, which Reporters Without Borders has called a “slap in the face to freedom of information in Honduras,” was announced in the middle of a visit by the Commission and special rapporteur on freedom of expression to Honduras. Read more »


OAS rapporteur is concerned with state of freedom of expression in Venezuela

The Organization of American States' special rapporteur for Freedom of Expression released a statement in which it “express[ed] its deepest concern for the deterioration of the right to freedom of expression in Venezuela.” Read more »


Mexican journalists rally for protections after colleague beaten in newsroom

In the aftermath of the severe beating of a young journalist, a police chief is on the run and journalists are rallying for protection of freedom of expression across Mexico.

Karla Janeth Silva Guerrero, a 24-year-old reporter for El Heraldo de Leon, sustained life-threatening head injuries after three men threatened and beat her at the paper’s office in Silao, in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, on Mexico on Sept. 4. Read more »


A list of campaigns in the Americas and around the world to celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2014


On Saturday May 3, journalism organizations in Latin America and the world will commemorate World Press Freedom Day, one of the most important freedom of expression celebrations since it was established by the United Nations in 1993. Read more »


RSF features 14 Latin American journalists in list of 100 Information Heroes

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) featured 14 journalists from Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti and Peru in a list of 100 Information Heroes that the organization put together to highlight the work of journalists facing adverse circumstances around the globe and celebrate World Press Freedom Day, which takes place each year on May 3. Read more »


Haitian journalists face constant retaliation from government: Report

Journalists in Haiti critical of the government constantly face intimidation and are blocked access to official sources, according to a recent report from the University of San Francisco’s School of Law and the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti.

The report found that, since President Michel Martelly took office in May 2011, journalists are the targets of regular threats, the destruction of work equipment and government retaliation for critical reporting. Read more »



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