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Topic “press freedom”

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 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 »

Human Rights Watch warns Venezuela's concentration of power deteriorates freedom of expression

The freedom of expression situation in Venezuela has deteriorated since 2008, due to President Hugo Chávez's abundant power abuses, according to a report by the organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), released on Tuesday, July 17, reported the newspaper El Tiempo. Read more »

Ecuadorian government once again criticized for attempting to regulate journalism

The government of Ecuador has received various criticisms in the last few days due to what Reporters Without Borders has called an excess of presidential attacks on opposition journalists for closing several media outlets, and for the decision of the Constitutional Court of Ecuador to lift the temporary suspension of the application of the so-called Code of Democracy, which means that the restrictions on press coverage of election campaigns are now in effect, the news agency EFE reported. Read more »


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