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Topic “freedom of expression”

Brazilian journalist fired, threatened after opinion piece linking senator to the "fuel mafia"

Brazilian journalist José Marcondes was fired from the radio station where he was a political commentator and received threats in the aftermath of an opinion piece criticizing a senator from Mato Grosso, the journalist told the news site Repórter MT. Read more »


Protestors known for purposefully interrupting live broadcasts collide with Brazilian TV reporter

Brazilian television reporter Monalisa Perrone was violently interrupted by several men while reporting the status of former President Lula's health for TV Globo's Jornal Hoje on Oct. 31, reported O Globo. Read more »


Columnist in Ecuador cries censorship when paper sits on his critique of local police chief


A columnist in Ecuador claimed censorship when his newspaper decided not to publish one of his pieces, saying they wanted to "avoid legal trouble," according to the organization Fundamedios. Read more »


Ecuadorian journalists win first hearing on freedom of expression in front of the Human Rights Commission


By Mónica Almeida, regional editor of the newspaper El Universo in Ecuador

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, a group of journalists and organizations defending human rights appeared at a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), in Washington D.C., to present the problems that are affecting freedom of expression in Ecuador. Read more »


Television reporter survives armed attack in Honduras


A television reporter from Honduras is recovering from a bullet wound in the leg after surviving an armed attack that left more than twenty bullet holes in his car the night of Friday, Oct. 28, according to Indo Asian News Service and El Tiempo. Read more »


Brazilian blogger's computer equipment confiscated

As a result of a judicial decision, Brazilian blogger Noel Júnior had his home office equipment confiscated in the municipality of São Francisco do Itabapoana, the blogger said on his site. Read more »


Guatemalan journalist receives threats after reporting on forced disappearances


Guatemalan journalist Lucía Escobar received threats from members of a local security committee after publishing an article on the forced disappearance of a young person in the tourist town of Panajachel, in the western part of the country, reported the Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish). Read more »


Dominican Republic correspondent in Miami warns of threats to the press


Rose Mary Santana, journalist for several Dominican media outlets in Florida, became the president of the Dominican Journalists Council in Miami. She noted that some of the powers that be "see a journalist as an enemy when they practice investigative journalism," a statement from the same organization read. Read more »



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