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Topic “freedom of information”

Peruvian Congress may approve bill prohibiting state advertising in private media

This week, the Plenary of the Peruvian Congress may approve a controversial law that prohibits state advertising in private media. Read more »


Judge dismisses complaint by Supreme Court judge against Peruvian media outlet Ojo Público

 

The Directorate General for Personal Data Protection (DGPDP for its acronym in Spanish) of the Ministry of Justice dismissed Justice Javier Villa Stein’s complaint against Peruvian investigative journalism site Ojo Público for publishing a report on his financial and real estate assets. Read more »


Paraguay becomes 100th country to sign FOI law

On Sept. 18, Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes signed the country’s first freedom of information (FOI) law, making it the 100th country in the world to pass similar legislation. Read more »


More than half of Bolivian journalists have suffered censorship and self-censorship


More than half of journalists in Bolivia said they have suffered censorship and/or self-censorship during their professional lives, according to a presentation by researcher Virginie Poyetton on April 16 on her new book “Journalistic censorship and self-censorship in Bolivia. A perspective from within the profession itself,” reported newspaper Opinión. Read more »


New computer crimes law in Peru threatens freedom of information, organizations say


The President of Peru, Ollanta Humala, enacted the Computer Crimes Act last week, which criminalizes the unauthorized creation and use of electronic databases, among other things, with up to five years in prison. Several lawyers and journalism organizations have criticized the law, saying it will endanger Peruvians' right to freedom of expression and information. Read more »


Pulitzer Prize winner urges reporters to take advantage of Mexico’s transparency laws

When Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, she cemented her role as one of Mexico’s top experts of using the country’s transparency and freedom of information laws. Read more »


Freedom of expression, an unfulfilled promise in Brazil

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Ecuadorian legislators approve new communications law


Update 06/14/2013: Ecuador's National Assembly approved on Friday, June 14, the country's new Communications Law. The law, backed by President Rafael Correa, had 108 votes in favor, reported Spanish daily El Mundo. Read more »


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