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Topic “freedom of expression”

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 »

Governor's bodyguards attack TV reporters on election night in Guatemala

Bodyguards for Deputy Mario Rivera brutally beat two television reporters in Guatemala, according to a report by elPeriódico. Read more »

Ecuadoran journalist once insulted publicly by president speaks about the press' relationship with the government (VIDEO)

With Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa increasingly critical of the media, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) in October issued a "freedom resolution" calling on the government to "reverse recent trends that seriously undermine a free and independent press in Ecuador, by repealing criminal defamation, putting a stop to all forms of harassment against journalists and guaranteeing the full independence of the media in the country." Read more »

Armed group sets fire to newspaper building in Veracruz, Mexico

A group of 15 armed, masked men took over two vans, threatened the security guard and proceeded to douse a newspaper building with gasoline before setting it on fire in the city of Cordoba, Veracruz, on the eastern coast of Mexico, according to the Associated Press. Read more »

Students and journalists clash during protest at Brazilian university

Late in the evening of Nov. 7, students occupying the chancellor's office of the University of São Paulo in protest against the presence of military police on the campus attacked journalists covering the event, reported the news agency Estado. Read more »


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