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Topic “threats against journalists”

Colombian newspaper claims Attorney General tried to censor it

The newspaper El Espectador de Colombia claimed the Attorney General of Colombia threatened to censor it, the publication said in an editorial published Wednesday, Oct. 16, reported the Associated Press (AP). Read more »


Cyber attack crashes Honduran newspaper's website after investigation into government use of helicopters


The Honduran digital newspaper Hondudiario announced that it was the target of a cyber attack that left its website out of service for 48 hours on Friday, Oct. 12, according to the Committee for Free Expression in Honduras (C-Libre in Spanish). Read more »


Report says criminal gangs to blame for press censorship in Guatemala


"Maras" and criminal gangs exerted the greatest censorship against the Guatemalan press between July and September 2012, according to a trimester report from the Journalists Observatory of the Center of Informative Reports on Guatemala (CERIGUA in Spanish). Read more »


Journalist working for human rights commission in Peru is threatened and extorted

A Peruvian journalist working in the area of human rights received two phone calls with death threats and an envelope with four bullets on Oct. 4, according to the Press and Society Institute, or IPYS. The relatives of Rosario Huayanca Zapata, who works for the Human Rights Commission of Ica (in the south-central region of the country), received the phone calls, while the envelope was found at her work. Read more »


Haitian journalists face constant retaliation from government: Report

Journalists in Haiti critical of the government constantly face intimidation and are blocked access to official sources, according to a recent report from the University of San Francisco’s School of Law and the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti.

The report found that, since President Michel Martelly took office in May 2011, journalists are the targets of regular threats, the destruction of work equipment and government retaliation for critical reporting. Read more »


Armed group bombs radio station in Paraguay

A radio broadcaster was bombed on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 4, reported the newspaper ABC. Read more »


Journalist's tweet draws threat in run-up to Venezuela's presidential election

Venezuela journalist Leonardo León tweeted on Sept. 30, that he had received threats on his Twitter feed from a government supporter known as "imperatus josue," reported the press freedom group Public Space. Read more »


Spokeswoman for peasant group in Honduras receives death threats


The Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras reported that a Honduran journalist and spokeswoman for a peasant organization received death threats, according to the Mexican news agency Notimex. Read more »



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