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Topic “access to information”

Honduran security minister rages against newspaper for publishing shoot-out footage


Following the release of a video showing the shooting deaths of two young people in Honduras and the publication of several violent events in the country, the president and security minister of Honduras are blaming the media for harming the country's image and causing social damage. Read more »


Mexican Supreme Court rules restrictions on access to preliminary investigations unconstitutional


The Mexican Supreme Court declared laws that restrict information presented as part of a preliminary investigation are unconstitutional and restrict the public's right to access information, reported the newspaper Reforma.

The Mexican Public Ministry conducts preliminary investigations as part of an inquiry into a complaint or grievance to determine if there is enough evidence to proceed to trial. Read more »


Journalists' union leader demands more security for legislative reporters in Venezuela

President of the Venezuelan National Journalists' Union (CNP in Spanish), Tinedo Guía, requested more protection for journalists who cover the country's legislature, reported the newspaper El Universal. On Tuesday, Feb. Read more »


Mexican journalists criticize government's silence on PEMEX explosion


Four days after a deadly explosion rocked the central offices of the Mexican state-owned oil company Petróleos Mexicanos, or PEMEX, in Mexico City, journalists are criticizing the lack of transparency and information about the blast that killed 35 people, according to CNN's website. Read more »


U.S. sentences first CIA officer for media leaks; CPJ calls Obama to reset "legacy on whistleblowers"

John C. Kiriakou became the first Central Intelligence Agency officer sentenced to prison for leaking classified information to the media, reported The New York Times on Friday, Jan. 25. According to the Times, Kiriakou will serve 30 months in prison for releasing the name of an undercover CIA agent to a reporter and information about the intelligence agency’s use of waterboarding, a controversial interrogation technique. Read more »


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