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Topic “freedom of expression”

Cuba rejects UN recommendations on freedom of expression

The Cuban government rejected "guaranteeing freedom of speech and peaceful assembly, as well as the free activity of human rights defenders, independent journalists and those in opposition to the government," from among 292 formulated recommendations by the UN Human Rights Council, according to a Notimex report published in the Diario of Cuba. Read more »

Venezuelans lose ability to take freedom of expression cases before OAS’ Inter-American Court

After Venezuela's withdrawal from the American Convention on Human Rights on Sep. 10, Venezuelans are now unable to take cases pertaining to freedom of expression violations, among others, to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, said Ariel E. Read more »

Venezuelan president to create "The Truth Newscast"

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced last week the creation of ‘El Noticiero de la Verdad’ ("The Truth Newscast"), news agency EFE reported. Private and state media outlets will be required to run the new government radio and TV broadcast twice a day. Read more »

Violence and government hostility are the biggest challenges to journalism in the Americas, CPJ says

The role of journalists as guardians of democracy faces more dangers each and every day due to an increase in organized crime and government repression and corruption in the Western Hemisphere, said Carlos Lauría, the Senior Americas Program Coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), in front of the US House of Representatives Thursday. Read more »

Police and demonstrators attack 20 journalists during Independence Day protests in Brazil

The Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism (Abraji in Portuguese) registered 21 cases of violations against 20 journalists during the protests on Saturday, Sept. 7. Police agents were behind 85% of the attacks -- or 18 cases -- most of which involved the use of pepper spray. The number may increase as more cases are confirmed. Read more »

Court orders incarcerated U.S. journalist not to discuss his case with the press

In a decision being criticized as the latest instance of government prosecutorial overreach against freedom of expression, a U.S. federal court has barred incarcerated journalist Barrett Brown from disclosing information to the media regarding his ongoing case, The Guardian reported. Brown faces 105 years in prison related to his reporting on the hacker collective Anonymous and private intelligence firm Stratfor. Read more »


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