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Topic “press freedom”

IAPA condemns attacks against Venezuelan journalists

On Wednesday, June 6, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) condemned the threats and attacks against Venezuelan journalists and news media, reported the newspaper El Universal. Read more »

Freedom of expression attacked during 42nd OAS General Assembly

The 42nd General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) ended on Tuesday, June 5, in Cochabamba, Bolivia, by welcoming the polemic recommendation to reform the Inter American System of Human Rights, presented by Venezuela and Ecuador, that amounts to nothing more than an attack on freedom of expression, said the Los Angeles Times. The OAS decided to put off application of the reforms for six to nine months to discuss the decision with parties involved, reported the news agency EFE. Read more »

Letter to OAS supports Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, opposes proposals to limit human rights system

A group of 16 organizations that belong to the Global Network for Free Expression (IFEX) sent a letter to the Organization of American States (OAS) calling for the strengthening of the regional human rights system, which includes the Inter American Commission on Human Rights, the Inter American Human Rights Court, and the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression. Read more »

Gunman threatens Argentine radio journalist

An Argentine journalist received a death threat by an unknown gunman while trying to enter the radio studio where the journalist works, in the city of 9 de Julio, in the province of Buenos Aires, reported the newspaper Perfil. Read more »

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa asks citizens to boycott press

In what appears to be a measure to silence the Ecuadorian press, President Rafael Correa asked for Ecuadorian citizens to boycott the press, reported the news agency AFP. Read more »

U.S. government criticizes Argentine Cristina Kirchner administration for lack of press freedom

In a report by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. heavily criticized the Argentine government for limiting freedom of press in the country, and said that there is too much violence against the press and opposition journalists, accusing the government for being responsible for several measures that do not allow for freedom of expression in Argentina, reported the newspaper Clarín. Read more »

U.S. government human rights report denounces persecution of the Venezuelan press

A day after the organization Amnesty International complained in its annual report about freedom of press restrictions in Venezuela, the U.S. Read more »

Killed journalist's son requests protection for journalists in Veracruz, Mexico

After the killing of his family and five of his colleagues, Mexican reporter and photographer Miguel Ángel López Solana urged journalistic organizations to protect journalists in the state of Veracruz on Tuesday, May 22, during the 10th annual Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas, themed Security and Protection for Journalists and organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the Open Society Foundations. Read more »

Amnesty International 2012 annual report criticizes Venezuelan restrictions on press freedom

In the annual Amnesty International 2012 report presented in London on Wednesday, May 23, the group said that there "were new restrictions" to freedom of expression in Venezuela, with journalists facing fines and myriad accusations, reported the newspaper El Universal and the news agency EFE. Read more »


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