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Topic “freedom of information”

Peruvian Congress restricts access to critical newspaper Peru21's website

During a session of the Peruvian Congress, the website for the newspaper Perú21 “was unexpectedly restricted" from all the computers in the congressional reporters' chamber, reported the Press and Society Institute. The organization considered this an attack against freedom of expression as the newspaper has published critiques of the current Congress administration. Read more »


Chilean court rules against journalist harassed by police

On Wednesday, April 4, a court in Coyhaique, Chile, rejected a journalist's appeal for protection, brought by a senator and a human rights lawyer, after investigative police tried to confiscate the journalist's videos recorded at a protest in the region of Aysén, said Reporters Without Borders. Read more »


Argentine journalists cite increasing attacks by public officials


The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA in Spanish) is calling for punishment for those responsible for a series of attacks on journalists by public officials in different provinces of Argentina during the last weeks of March and early April. Read more »


Washington journalists say federal agencies limiting free flow of information, according to new survey

A new survey from the Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ), released Monday, March 12, in accordance with Sunshine Week, shows that reporters covering the U.S. federal agencies face so many roadblocks in trying to access information and interview officials that "most reporters considered the control to be a form of censorship and an impediment to providing information to the public," according to the report. Read more »


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