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Topic “justice”

Guatemala launches mechanism to prevent violence against journalists

Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina and Vice President Roxana Baldetti announced last week the launch of a plan to ensure the protection of journalists in the country, according to Europa Press. The mechanism involves collaboration among various agencies including ministries, state institutions and independent press organizations. Read more »


Mexican court dismisses charges against man involved in attempted murder of Zeta magazine’s Jesús Blancornelas

A man involved in the attempted murder of the founder and former editor of the Mexican magazine Zeta was absolved of the charges Thursday. Read more »


Mexico’s Attorney General is now denying journalists access to state facilities

Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office, or PGR — which is in charge of investigating federal crimes like drug and arms trafficking — is now denying journalists access to their facilities all over the country, news weekly Proceso reported. Read more »


Guatemalan public official sentenced to jail for threatening journalist

A Guatemalan judge sentenced the vice-president of the Safety Commission of Panajachel, in the department of Sololá in southern Guatemala to three years and eight months in jail for discriminating against and threatening a journalist, according Read more »


Brazilian court rejects million dollar lawsuit against TV station

In another ruling in favor of press freedom, on Tuesday, Aug. 21, a court in São Paulo, Brazil, rejected a $3.5 million lawsuit against the TV station TV Globo, reported Conjur. Read more »


Court overturns prison sentence against Brazilian community radio owner

The owner of a Brazilian community radio station in the city of Ilha das Flores (in the state of Sergipe) was absolved by a regional court after being sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail for operating the radio station without authorization from the National Telecommunications Agency, reported the Attorney General's website. Read more »


Pittsburgh settles wrongful arrest lawsuit with journalist detained while covering G20 summit in 2009

The city of Pittsburgh, Penn., has agreed to pay $27,500 to a journalist who was arrested in 2009 while covering protests at the G20 economic summit, reported the Associated Press. Read more »


Peruvian Supreme Court reduces sentences for death squad members guilty of killing journalist in 1992

A chamber of the Peruvian Supreme Court decided to reduce the sentences of many members of the death squad, known as Grupo Colina that was active during the 90s in Peru, nullifying sentences for crimes against humanity in several cases, including the killing of journalist Pedro Yauri, reported the news outlet BBC Mundo. Read more »


U.S. official travels to Honduras and Panama in support of press freedom


A senior official of the U.S. State Department visited Honduras to support press freedom on Thursday, July 19, according to the newspaper El Heraldo. Read more »


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