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Topic “freedom of expression”

Mexican newspaper loses libel lawsuit against magazine


On Wednesday, Nov. 23, the Mexican Supreme Court denied the appeal of the newspaper La Jornada that had sued the weekly magazine Letras Libres for defamation, according to El Economista. Read more »


Brazilian reporter becomes another victim of police violence while covering protests in Chile

Despite the denouncements of international organizations and charges of kidnapping and torturing two photographers, Chilean security forces continue to crack down on the practice of freedom of expression. On Nov. 21, police intimidated and attacked journalists covering a protest against a tribute to a former member of the military dictatorship, reported the website Opera Mundi. Read more »


Six-month prison sentence upheld for Ecuadoran radio journalist accused of libeling a doctor


A court in Ecuador has ratified a six-month prison sentence against a radio broadcaster accused of defaming a doctor two years ago, according to IFEX.

Carlos Ignacio Cedeño was a radio journalist at Read more »


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 »


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