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Topic “freedom of expression”

Twitter user arrested in Mexico for joke about recent death of interior minister

"I haven't left work early since Mouriño's plane fell. Be careful fellow flyers," posted a Twitter user in Mexico just days before the helicopter carrying the Mexican interior minister and seven others crashed on Nov. 11 outside Mexico City. "Tomorrow on 11/11 a secretary will fall from the sky," tweeted another user with the handle Morf0. Read more »

Cyber attacks on news sites in Chile threaten freedom of information, says Reporters Without Borders

In the midst of rising social tensions sparked by ongoing student protests in Chile, with violent results for some journalists, Reporters Without Borders denounced new threats against freedom of information in the South American country following cyber attacks on three news sites on Nov. 4. Read more »

Protestors against mining in Peru turn against TV reporters

Protesters opposed to a mining project in Peru attacked three journalists covering the event on Nov. 9, reported the Press and Society Institute. Read more »

Jailed Venezuelan editor goes on hunger strike

Leocenis García, editor of the Venezuelan newspaper 6to Poder, announced on Nov. 9 that he would go on a hunger strike for an "undetermined time" to reinvigorate the appeal against his detention, reported El Universal. García was arrested Aug. Read more »

Honduran reporters threatened after accusing police of killing university students

Honduran journalists covering police and judicial issues publicly denounced the National Police for threatening and harassing them because of their investigations into the killing of two students from the National University of Honduras, according to IFEX and C-Libre. Read more »

Newspaper presses burned, reporter beaten as attacks on media escalate in Argentina

The first days of November have seen a wave of attacks against journalists and the media in Argentina. Read more »

Chávez supporters beat opposition TV channel journalists covering a patients' protest

Reporter Guillermo Colina, a cameraman, and a technician for the Venezuelan opposition television station Globovisión were attacked by supporters of President Hugo Chávez while covering a patient protest outside a military hospital in the capital of Caracas, reported the Press and Society Institute on Nov. 7. Read more »


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