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Topic “impunity”

Proposal to federalize investigations of crimes against journalists gains ground in Brazil

On Monday, March 4, the Social Communication Council of the National Congress of Brazil approved a request to speed up voting on a proposal to federalize the investigation of crimes against journalists, said newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. Read more »


Government of Mexico to investigate journalist security contractors


The Mexican federal government will carry out an audit of all contracts given out to provide security to journalists and human rights advocates during the administration of former president Felipe Calderón (2006-2012), according to the Campaign for Free Expression. Read more »


Former representative attacks reporters with impunity in front of police in Colombia

Two Colombian journalists claimed they were physically and verbally attacked by a former congressman and his wife in the view of police officers, who did nothing to stop the assault, reported the Colombian Federation of Journalists (FECOLPER in Spanish). Read more »


OAS announces investigation into the death of Brazilian journalist killed during the military dictatorship

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), a branch of the Organization of American States, decided to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Brazilian journalist Vladimir Herzog in 1975, during the military dictatorship, reported the newspaper O Estado de São Paulo. Civil society organizations filed the request in 2009 and it was accepted by the IAHRC in November 2012. Herzog's family members announced the decision on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Read more »


Two Honduran journalists under threat, warn organizations


Two journalists in Honduras have continued to receive death threats in 2013, according to the Committee for Free Expression (C-Libre in Spanish). Read more »


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