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Venezuelan journalist has been in prison for a week after courts revoke his house arrest

Venezuelan journalist Leocenis García, founder and editor of the now-defunct editorial group 6to Poder, has been in prison for a week after his house arrest was revoked on July 4 and he was transferred to the jail of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN for its acronym in Spanish). Read more »

Judge sentences Ecuadorian journalist Fernando Villavicencio to 18 months in prison

Ecuadorian authorities issued last week an order to detain journalist and activist Fernando Villavicencio after he was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Villavicencio was found guilty of defaming President Rafael Correa, press freedom organization Fundamedios reported.

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Brazilian editor jailed for falsifying documents, intimidating witnesses

A court in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais has ordered the preventive detention of journalist Marco Aurelio Flores Carone at the request of the state’s district attorney. The editor of website Novojornal was jailed after he was accused of attacking several witnesses in criminal trials in which he is a defendant, newspaper Estado de Minas reported. Read more »

U.S. blogger, only journalist in prison in the Americas, sentenced to 90 days in prison

Alabama journalist Roger Shuler, founder of the blog Legal Schnauzer, was sentenced last week to 90 days for resisting arrest last October. Shuler is in jail without bond for contempt. His imprisonment makes him the only journalist behind bars in the Western hemisphere. Read more »

U.S. Internet activist, former WikiLeaks informant receives 10 years in prison

Jeremy Hammond, a 28-year-old Internet activist and WikiLeaks informant from Chicago, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and three years of supervised release on Nov. 15 after pleading guilty to hacking into the servers of the Texas-based private global intelligence company Strategic Forcasting (Stratfor) and leaking the information he gathered to WikiLeaks. Read more »

Fujimori to face new trial from prison for bribing Peru’s "chicha" press with public funds

A new trial against Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori will begin on Oct. 17, this time for misappropriating almost $44 million from the Peruvian Armed Force budget. Fujimori is accused of using the money to bribe the owners of eight Peruvian tabloids of the yellow press, also known as “chicha” newspapers, and purchase their support during his third reelection campaign in 2000, the country’s anti-corruption prosecutor assistant, Joel Segura, told the news agency Andina. Read more »

Cuban journalist begins second hunger strike

By Roberto de Jesús Guerra Pérez*


Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias. Photo: Hablemos Press. Read more »


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