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Topic “press freedom”

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 »


Police raid home of health reporter in Canada

Police in Montreal, Canada, raided a journalist's home after a hospital filed a criminal complaint alleging that the reporter had stolen medical documents, reported the QMI Agency. Read more »



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