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Topic “press freedom”

Press organizations fault Argentina, Ecuador for crumbling press freedoms

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) and several other international press organizations took the opportunity to express their mounting concern over the state of freedom of expression in Argentina and Ecuador during a meeting of the Coordinating Committee of Press Freedom Organizations, which took place on July 12 in Santiago, Chile, reported the news website Martí on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Read more »


Advocates argue information crimes bills threaten freedom of expression in Peru

Troubled by the introduction of bills that would create information crimes in Peru, the Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish) and several other international organizations penned an open letter to the Peruvian Congress regarding the right to freedom of information, reported the newspaper Perú21 on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Read more »


Venezuelan journalists from private news outlets prohibited from covering presidential event

Venezuelan journalists from private news outlets were not allowed to cover a presidential event on Monday, Aug. 6, reported El Universal.

According to journalist Ricardo Graffe, from Globovisión, press accreditation started at 6 a.m. that same day, but later on, the event removed the credentials from registered journalists. Read more »


Peruvian journalist detained eight hours for filming police injustice

A Peruvian journalist was detained for eight hours for filming police officers turning television sets off in the Plaza de Armas in the city of Celendín in northern Peru, while people were trying to watch Ollanta Humala's presidential message on Saturday, July 28, reported the newspaper La República. Read more »


Ecuador's President Correa suspends government advertising in several private news media outlets

On Saturday, July 28, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said that official government advertising will be withheld from several private news media outlets that have accused his administration of damaging freedom of expression in Ecuador, reported the news site Lainformacion.com. Read more »


Colombian journalist allegedly kidnapped by guerrilla group

A Colombian journalist went missing mid-day Tuesday, July 24, after being held by members of an illegally armed group in the department of Arauca, located in northeast Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, reported the Colombian Federation of Journalists. Read more »


Brazilian journalist attacked by mayoral candidate's bodyguard

A Brazilian bodyguard for José Serra, mayoral candidate in São Paulo, attacked a radio journalist during a press conference that took place on Tuesday, July 24, reported the news portal Terra. Read more »


U.S. official travels to Honduras and Panama in support of press freedom


A senior official of the U.S. State Department visited Honduras to support press freedom on Thursday, July 19, according to the newspaper El Heraldo. Read more »


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