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Costa Rica's supreme court suspends information crimes law

Costa Rica’s highest court temporarily suspended the controversial Information Crimes Law that could send journalists and other individuals to prison for up to eight years for revealing government secrets, reported the newspaper La Nación on Saturday, Nov. 24. Read more »


Students protest Costa Rica's information crimes law

Students took to the streets in downtown San José, Costa Rica on Thursday Nov. 15, to protest the country’s recently enacted and much reviled information crimes law, reported the Tico Times website. Read more »


Brazilian court ruling recognizes press's right to release confidential information

According to a court in São Paulo, the Brazilian press has the right to release all material leaked by government agents and confidentiality only applies to the police or judicial authorities who are responsible for it, reported the Counsel's website on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Read more »


U.S. reporters concerned about Pentagon's new plans to "monitor" media for information leaks

The U.S. Pentagon has announced new steps to cut down on information leaks, arguing that "unauthorized disclosures undermine national security," reported the Associated Press. Read more »


U.S. war on information leaks continues with new rules implementing polygraph tests

Outcry over leaked national security information published in The New York Times and other news media outlets has prompted U.S. national intelligence to implement new rules aimed at curbing -- and punishing -- information leaks, the NY Times reported. Read more »


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where since December 2010 Assange has been under house arrest because Sweden requested his extradition after he was accused of sexually assaulting two women in Stockholm in August 2010, reported the Guardian and the Wall Street Journal. As the Guardian noted, Assange, facing potential espionage charges that could be brought by the United States, feels it would be harder to be extradited to the United States from Ecuador than from Sweden. Read more »


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