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Topic “freedom of expression”

After 12 days on a hunger strike, Venezuelan editor released from prison, taken to clinic

The editor-in-chief of the Venezuelan weekly newspaper Sexto Poder, Leocenis García, was released from prison and taken to a private clinic the night of Nov. 21 after spending 12 days on a hunger strike in prison to protest the charges against him, reported El Nacional. Read more »

Arson suspected in fire that destroyed Argentine radio station's broadcasting equipment

A fire almost completely destroyed the broadcasting equipment of the radio station FM Sapucay on Friday, Nov. 18, in the Argentine community of Santa Rita Misiones on the border with Brazil, according to the Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA in Spanish). Read more »

Radio station owner killed as Panama media launch campaign against violence

Reporters Without Borders is calling on authorities to investigate the killing of a radio owner and program director in Panama. Darío Fernández Jaén was killed Nov. 6 in the city of Penonomé, a few minutes from the Panamanian capital. Read more »

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 »


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