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Topic “freedom of expression”

Equipment stolen from offices of freedom of expression NGO in Venezuela

On Nov. 17, electronic equipment and office supplies were stolen from the Venezuelan freedom of expression NGO, Public Space, in the capital city of Caracas, reported the Press and Society Institute. Read more »


Book on Felipe Calderón's presidency motivated death threats, says Argentine journalist


An Argentine journalist and her assistant both claimed to have received death threats since the beginning of November. The journalists believe the threats are motivated by the up-coming publication of a book investigating Mexican President Felipe Calderón's six-year term, reported Artículo 19. Read more »


Bolivian radio journalist stabbed, threatened after criticizing merchants association


A radio announcer was stabbed and beaten in the Bolivian city of El Alto, close to the capital city of La Paz, on Nov. 15, according to the newspaper Crónica Viva. Read more »


Forum will remember 80 journalists killed in Mexico over the past decade


Family members of killed and disappeared journalists and freedom of expression advocates will meet in Mexico City on Dec. 10 to participate in the Journalists Memorial Forum, organized by Reporters Without Borders and the Center for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET in Spanish) . Read more »


Newspaper vendors become latest targets of press violence after shooting in Mexico


The newspaper El Mundo de Córdoba claimed that gunmen fired on their vendors from a truck on Saturday, Nov. 19, in the city of Córdoba, in the Gulf state of Veracruz. Read more »


Union workers attack TV host, guests leaving station in Argentina


Union workers threw rocks at a television station and attacked reporters in Puerto Madryn in Argentine Patagonia on the evening of Nov. 16, according to Clarín. Read more »


Brazilian blogger's political cartoon is no laughing matter for local mayor, who is threatening to sue

Journalist and mayor of the city of Londrina in the Brazilian state of Paraná, Homero Barbosa Neto, has demanded the removal of a political cartoon published on a blog criticizing the city government, reported Blog do Esmael. Read more »


Mayoral candidate beats radio reporter at funeral in Colombia


A candidate for mayor in the northern Colombian city of Valledupar beat a radio reporter he blamed for his electoral defeat, according to Vanguardia de Valledupar. Read more »


Bolivian mayor's supporters raid community radio, TV stations after accusations of corruption


Inhabitants of the El Choré forest reserve in the eastern part of Bolivia, who are sympathetic to the local mayor, attacked and dismantled equipment at the Radio Comunitaria and Canal 8 television station in response to accusations of corruption the broadcasters made against the mayor, reported IFEX. Read more »


Press freedom groups urge release of Venezuelan editor as his hunger strike continues

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) asked on Nov. 15 for the immediate release of the editor of the 6to Poder, Leocenis García. García has been jailed since Aug. 30, and has been on a hunger strike since Nov. 9. Read more »


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