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Topic “freedom of expression”

Organizations and journalists closely follow proposed reforms to the OAS's Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression


Non-profit organizations and leaders from 15 media organizations in Latin America participated in a meeting to express their concern about a series of proposals that would weaken the Inter-American Human Rights System, including one targeting the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression. The meeting took place on Monday, Feb. 25, and was organized by the Council of the Americas in Washington, D.C., according to the newspaper El Universal.  Read more »


First months of 2013 have been "disastrous" for the press in Peru, says IPYS

The Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish) said that the first months of 2013 have been "disastrous" for freedom of information in Peru, according to a report published by the organization on its website. According to IPYS, there have been 12 attacks so far this year, up from the same time in 2011 and 2012, when there were 9 and 10 attacks, respectively.  Read more »


Killing of photojournalist provokes debate on insecurity in Peru

Photo of Luis Choy. Source: Facebook group, "Justicia para Luis Choy."

Supreme Court decision limiting student speech approaches 25th anniversary

A landmark Supreme Court decision on limiting free speech at schools and college campuses is approaching its 25th anniversary. Read more »


Judge upholds ban on satirical blog in Brazil

Logo for the satirical website.

A Brazilian court ruled on Wednesday, Feb. 20, that the blog "Falha de São Paulo," a parody of the Folha de São Paulo newspaper will remain offline, reported Carta Capital. Read more »


Knight Center launches timeline of judicial censorship in Brazil

While freedom of expression remains a fundamental right guaranteed by the Brazilian Constitution, the court system has become an effective tool for crippling media organizations and silencing critical journalists and bloggers in the country. A timeline from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas shows that there were 16 cases of the courts being used to censor journalists in 2012 alone. Read more »



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