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Topic “freedom of expression”

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 »

Human Rights Watch calls on Ecuador to repeal criminal insult laws

Human Rights Watch asked the Ecuadorian government to repeal all insult and defamation laws against public officials, the New York-based human rights organization announced. Read more »

Distribution of daily suspended after two newspaper employees go missing in central Mexico

Distribution of the newspaper El Financiero has been temporarily suspended after two employees for the Mexican newspaper were reported missing on Nov. 15, in the state of Zacatecas, according to El Espectador. Read more »

Journalists arrested during "media blackout" as police evict Occupy Wall Street protesters from New York City park

At least seven journalists were arrested while covering the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City on Tuesday, Nov. 15, reported the Committee to Protect Journalists, which noted, "Journalists must be allowed to cover news events without fear of arrest and harassment. It is particularly disturbing that government officials sought to block any coverage of the event at all." Read more »

Mexican newspaper firebombed in second attack on offices

A local newspaper in the northern Mexican city of Torreón suffered a second armed attacked in the dawn of Nov. 15, reported Radio Fórmula. Read more »

Phone calls made from prison threaten Peruvian TV host

The host of a television news program in the province of Ucayali, in the eastern Amazonian region of Peru, received a death threats over the phone from a prison in the capital, Lima, reported the Press and Society Institute. Read more »


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