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Topic “freedom of expression”

Salvadoran journalists warn about lack of access to official sources and little tolerance for criticism from the new government

*This story has been updated. It was originally missing some translated paragraphs.

Since President Nayib Bukele took office on June 1, 2019, Salvadoran journalists in the country say public institutions and officials are increasingly less accessible as sources and social networks have become the favorite medium of the new government to communicate official matters or refute any criticism or comment. Read more »


Editorial director of Mexican newspaper Reforma is harassed and threatened on social networks

Using the hashtag #NarcoReforma, social media users that support Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador have tried in recent days to link Mexican newspaper Reforma and its editorial director Juan Pardinas – who has also received death threats – with organized crime. Reforma is one of the biggest and most important newspapers in Mexico. Read more »


Archbishop withdraws complaint after Peruvian journalist is sentenced for defamation due to opinion column

After an independent Peruvian journalist was sentenced for defamation, the Archbishop who accused him before the court has presented a request for his complaint to be withdrawn. Read more »


Honduran journalist sentenced for defamation is arrested after police raid his radio station

Police officers forcibly entered a Honduran radio station to apprehend the director, a journalist sentenced to 10 years in prison for defamation. Read more »


News sites in Venezuela report attacks on their servers and blocking of Twitter and SoundCloud

The blocking of news sites reporting on the ongoing social and political crisis in Venezuela continued as opposition leader Juan Guaidó returned to the country after a 10-day tour of the region seeking support to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro.

Guaidó's return was being covered live by news media critical of Maduro and watched by netizens on social networks and on video platforms such as YouTube. Read more »


European delegation calls on Nicaragua to release political prisoners after visiting journalists in prison

For the first time, the director of 100% Noticias, Miguel Mora, and the news director of the same media outlet, Lucía Pineda, sent video messages from prison in which it’s possible to see the precarious conditions of their confinement. Read more »


Journalists break the silence around freedom of expression in Mexico with new blog

What are journalists useful for?

This is the question Mexican journalist Javier Garza tried to answer in the first publication of the blog "Tenemos que Hablar, un blog contra el silencio en México” (We have to talk, a blog against silence in Mexico). Read more »


Nicaraguan newspapers change format due to lack of printing supplies that are stuck in customs

Nicaragua’s oldest newspaper reports it is having to change format due to withholding of ink, paper and other printing supplies by the General Directorate of Customs, according to news agency EFE. Read more »


Honduran journalist convicted in 2016 could go to prison after confirmation of sentence

On Jan. 11, the Honduran Supreme Court confirmed the sentence of a journalist who received 10 years in prison in 2016 for crimes of injuria and defamation.


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