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Topic “trials and prosecutions”

Proceso, RSF skeptical as confessed killer of Mexican journalist sentenced to 38 years in prison

Jorge Antonio Hernández. Source: Procuraduría General de Justicia de Veracruz

WikiLeaks trial criticized as opaque and "chilling" to freedom of speech

Pfc. Bradley Manning (pictured above) admitted to releasing roughly 700,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks in reportedly the largest intelligence leak in history. Source: Wikimedia Commons. Read more »


Former Haitian president testifies in attempt to re-open investigation into journalist's death

Former Haitian President René Préval testified privately on Thursday, March 7, as part of an effort to re-open a criminal investigation into the killing of muckraking journalist Jean Dominique, reported the Associated Press. Ten years after his killing, the case remains unsolved.  Read more »


Judge upholds ban on satirical blog in Brazil

Logo for the satirical website.

A Brazilian court ruled on Wednesday, Feb. 20, that the blog "Falha de São Paulo," a parody of the Folha de São Paulo newspaper will remain offline, reported Carta Capital. Read more »


Haitian-American reporter defames Haitian prime minister, judge says

A federal judge in Miami, Fla. said that a Haitian-American journalist defamed Haiti’s prime minister when he reported on the Caribbean country’s purchase of a telecommunications company, reported the Associated Press on Tuesday, Feb. 19.  Read more »


Colombian police officer to be tried for manslaughter in the death of arrested reporter

The Internal Affairs Office of the Colombian police accused an officer of involuntary manslaughter for the death of journalist Guillermo Quiroz Delgado, reported the newspaper El Universal. The disciplinary hearing of officer Jorge David Pérez took place on Monday, Feb. 4, at the Sucre department police headquarters, the newspaper added.  Read more »


U.S. sentences first CIA officer for media leaks; CPJ calls Obama to reset "legacy on whistleblowers"

John C. Kiriakou became the first Central Intelligence Agency officer sentenced to prison for leaking classified information to the media, reported The New York Times on Friday, Jan. 25. According to the Times, Kiriakou will serve 30 months in prison for releasing the name of an undercover CIA agent to a reporter and information about the intelligence agency’s use of waterboarding, a controversial interrogation technique. Read more »


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