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Topic “Uruguay”

Uruguayan civil society goes to IACHR to ask the government to fully implement and enforce 2014 communication law

Civil society representatives from Uruguay called on their government to effectively implement the Law of Audiovisual Communication Services (SCA for its acronym in Spanish) and involve them in the development and implementation of the guidelines regulating it. Read more »


Latin American journalists among winners of the King of Spain Awards

Journalists from Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Uruguay were among the winners of the King of Spain International Journalism Awards on Jan. 24 in its 34th edition, news agency EFE reported. Read more »


Report shows decrease in threats on freedom of expression in Uruguay

A report released in May by the Center for Archives and Access to Public Information (CAinfo for its name in Spanish) registered a decrease in threats on freedom of expression in Uruguay. The text also showed that most of the cases occurred in the capital of Montevideo and are related to obstruction of journalistic work. Read more »


Uruguayan Edison Lanza takes over as OAS Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression

Uruguayan journalist and lawyer Edison Lanza was confirmed before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) as the new Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, replacing Colombian Catalina Botero. Read more »


Chile’s transparency law stands out as an investigative tool; in Uruguay, bureaucracy hinders its implementation

Chilean journalist Claudia Urquieta from the online newspaper El Mostrador highlighted the importance of Chile’s transparency law as an investigative tool during the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas’ 11th Austin Forum, which took place on Nov. 8 and 9 at the University of Texas at Austin. Read more »


An overview of Uruguay’s proposed media law, the most recent in the region

Uruguay is the most recent country to propose a comprehensive media law to update for the 21st century the norms and regulations overseeing its communications. In May, President José Alberto “Pepé” Mujica sent the proposed bill to the Uruguayan legislature. The Senate is expected to vote on it by the end of the year. Read more »


Freedom of expression coalition criticizes proposed changes to Uruguay’s public information law

The Regional Alliance for Freedom of Expression and Information, a coalition of several organizations from 19 countries in Latin America and the U.S., wrote an open letter to senators and other Uruguayan officials expressing its concern over a series of proposed amendments to the country's Law on Public Access of Information. According to the group, the proposed changes are "regressive" in nature and could significantly limit citizens' access to government information.

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Uruguayan government to offer six frequencies to community radio stations

The Uruguayan government has opened up six frequencies to community radio stations after a public call for proposals, said the website Voces.

The evaluation of the proposals was carried out by an independent commission and in public hearings, said the website 180. The frequency owners will have usage rights for 10 years, with the possibility to renew for another five. Read more »


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