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Topic “press freedom”

VIDEO: The complicated panorama of freedom of expression in Ecuador

Ecuador is one of countries in Latin America with the worst problems in practicing freedom of expression due to President Rafael Correa's repeated attacks on the private and independent press in the country. Read more »


Colombian police attack journalist, erase information from his camera and cell phone

Police attacked a Colombian journalist who was trying to cover a bank robbery in the city of Barranquilla, in northern Colombia, reported the newspaper El Espectador. Read more »


VIDEO: Haiti faces threats to freedom of expression, journalist says

Gotson Pierre, founder of Alterpresse in Haiti, told the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas that journalists in the Dominican Republic and Haiti are facing serious, recent threats against freedom of expression. Read more »


Colombian radio journalist demands respect for his profession after being attacked while reporting

A Colombian radio journalist was hit in the face while trying to report about citizen complaints in the tax office of the Gobernación de Bolívar in Cartagena, Colombia, reported the newspaper El Universal. Read more »


Argentine Journalism Forum proposes limiting amount of moral damages that could be claimed against journalists

On Tuesday, July 3, the Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA in Spanish) released a proposal to limit the financial amount of moral damages that could be claimed against journalists. The proposal, which will be sent to the Argentine Congress, calls for the limit to be tied to the minimum wage, reported the news site LaNoticia1.com. Read more »


More journalists killed in Latin America this year than any other region worldwide, report shows

During the first six months of 2012, 72 journalists were killed worldwide, a 33 percent increase over the same period the year before, according to a report published on Monday, July 2, by the Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), a Swiss organization that monitors press freedom of press. Read more »


Attacks on Venezuelan press to increase as presidential elections approach, warns newspaper group

With the Venezuelan presidential elections just three months away, attacks against the press and journalists will most likely increase, warned the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). WAN-IFRA visited Venezuela from June 4-6 and found that independent media were polarized and weakened. Read more »


Another journalist reported missing in central Mexico


A Mexican journalist was reported missing in the central state of San Luis Potosí, according to the news agency Notimex.

Family members of journalist Federico Manuel García Contreras, from the newspaper El Punto Crítico, reported his disappearance to the Special Prosecutor for Attention to Crimes Against Journalists. Read more »



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