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Topic “press freedom”

Paraguayan journalists demand better labor rights, an end to impunity

On Thursday, April 26, Paraguayan journalists gathered to demand better labor rights, the end of impunity, better quality of information, and more plurality among news media in the country, reported the Paraguayan Union of Journalists. Read more »


Crimes against journalists and arbitrary, intolerant governments hamper Latin American press, says IAPA

On Monday April 23, as its mid-year meeting came to a close, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) concluded that the main difficulties confronting the press in the Americas are “crimes against journalists, and arbitrary and intolerant governments.” Read more »


U.S. government expresses concern about press situation in Argentina

The United States government expressed concern about the press situation in Argentina during a conference about freedom of expression in the world on Wednesday, April 18, reported the newspaper La Razón. Read more »


Argentine city council president punches journalist in the face

On Monday, April 16, in Candelaria, Misiones in Argentina, the city council president punched a journalist who was trying to cover a city council session and was denied access to it three times, being told that "journalists who wish to cover these sessions must first present their credentials," reported the Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA in Spanish). Read more »


Attacks on Ecuadorian press increased by 150 percent in past four years, report says

During the first trimester of this year, a total of 53 attacks on "news media, journalists, and citizens exercising their rights to freedom of expression” were recorded in Ecuador, according to a special report of the Monitoring Network of Threats to Press Freedom of the Ecuadorian NGO Fundamedios. Read more »


Ecuadorian parliament refuses to archive controversial media regulation bill; postpones vote

After refusing to archive the controversial media regulation bill, the National Assembly of Ecuador decided to postpone the vote on the proposal and decided that it will instead vote article by article, the news agency EFE reported on Wednesday, April 11. Read more »


Judicial "ploy" could force Brazilian journalist to pay senator for moral damages

Brazilian journalist José Marcondes reported an alleged court ploy in Cuiabá, capital of the state of Mato Grosso, that accuses him of rebelliousness and sentences him to pay a fee for moral damages in two cases filed against him by senator Pedro Taques, reported the web site Mídia Jur, on Monday, April 9. Read more »


Venezuelan press groups criticize government "censorship" of reports on water contamination

Various Venezuelan press associations issued statements criticizing the court decision that ordered the media to publish a technical report supplying evidence for previous stories published about water contamination in the central region of the country. Read more »



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