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Venezuelan photographer released after spending 16 months in military prison, but still faces charges

*This story has been updated.

Authorities released Venezuelan freelance photographer Jesús Medina Ezaine from Ramo Verde military prison late in the evening of Jan. 6.

He must appear before the courts every eight days and cannot leave the country, according to the National Association of Journalists in Caracas.  Read more »

Cuban dissident blogger completes first year of detention

Ángel Santiesteban-Prats, the Cuban author of the critical blog Los hijos que nadie quiso (also available in English as "The Children Nobody Wanted") completed the first year of detention of his five-year sentence on Feb. Read more »

Jailed Cuban journalist denounces lack of medical attention after series of high fevers

The jailed Cuban journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez reported he has suffered from a series of high fevers since Jan. 2 and hasn't received medical attention as of Jan. Read more »

Journalist faces 21 years in prison for reporting on police abuse in New Hampshire high school

An online journalist could face 21 years in prison on wiretapping charges, reported the Huffington Post. Adam “Ademo” Mueller, journalist and founder of the police accountability website, was charged with three felony counts of wiretapping after recording conversations with a police officer, high school principal, and school secretary without their consent in Manchester, New Hampshire. Read more »

Court overturns prison sentence against Brazilian community radio owner

The owner of a Brazilian community radio station in the city of Ilha das Flores (in the state of Sergipe) was absolved by a regional court after being sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail for operating the radio station without authorization from the National Telecommunications Agency, reported the Attorney General's website. Read more »

Jailed Mexican journalist starts hunger strike after being transferred to psychiatric clinic

A Mexican journalist held in prison started a hunger strike on the night of Wednesday, July 25, protesting against her transfer to a psychiatric clinic, reported the newspaper El Universal. Read more »

Cuban journalist faces 15 years in prison for espionage charges

On Wednesday, July 18, Prosecutors sought a 15-year jail sentence for Cuban journalist José Antonio Torres who wrote a scathing investigative piece critical of an aqueduct construction project in the city of Santiago, according to the Miami Herald. Read more »

Inmates fire at TV journalists reporting on prisons in Venezuela

A team of reporters from the Venezuelan TV channel Televen were attacked on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 10, as shots were fired from the roof of the National Prison of Maracaibo, better known as the Sabaneta prison, in the state of Zulia, reported the news site Noticias Al Día. The shots came from prisoners who were unhappy with the news information currently circulating in the country. Read more »


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