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U.S. government targets WikiLeaks with secret court orders

After first going after Twitter for information about accounts of WikiLeaks supporters, now the U.S. government has obtained secret court orders forcing Google Inc. and the Internet provider Sonic.net to hand over the email addresses of anyone who has corresponded with WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum during the past two years, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Hindu TV station shut down in Guyana after drawing ire of president

Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo has suspended the Indian-Hindu television station, channel CNS-TV6, during the four-month campaign window for the presidential elections, reported the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Órgão regulador analisa licitar mais canais de televisão aberta no México

A Comissão Federal de Telecomunicações (Cofetel), órgão regulador deste setor no México, analisa um projeto para oferecer mais licenças de televisão aberta no país, informou o jornal El Universal.

Cuban journalist expelled from Havana for the ninth time in two years

Journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias of the Hablemos Press agency was detained on Sept. 30 and is currently awaiting expulsion from the Cuban capital of Havana to his hometown of Camagüey in the east of the communist country.

Presidente da Guiana ordena suspensão das transmissões de emissora de TV durante período eleitoral

O presidente da Guiana, Bharrat Jagdeo, ordenou a suspensão das transmissões da emissora de TV CNS6 durante quatro meses, período que coincide com o das campanhas para a eleição presidencial, informou o Comitê para a Proteção dos Jornalistas (CPJ).

Bullets riddle Brazilian investigative reporter's car

Gunmen fired six shots into the car of Brazilian reporter Sérgio Ricardo de Almeida da Luz on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the city of Toledo in the southern state of Paraná, reported the website O Paraná. The car was parked outside the reporter's home. No one was in the car during the attack.

Pro-Chavez hackers strike again, targeting critical journalist's social media and e-mail accounts

The director of the site Código Venezuela, journalist Milagros Socorro, announced that hackers attacked her blog, Twitter and e-mail accounts in retaliation for criticizing President Chavez's communications ministry, reported the website La Patilla.

Honduras and Peru top list of most death threats against journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI) announced that 12 Latin American journalists received death threats in the last month. The grim practice has become disturbingly common in countries like Honduras and Peru, where the highest number of cases originated.

Plano para assassinar apresentadora de televisão na Colômbia é revelado por homem encomendado para matá-la

Um homem que se identificou como membro da organização criminosa Los Urabeños chamou uma emissora de rádio da cidade de Valledupar, no nordeste da Colômbia, para informar que havia recebido ordens de atentar contra a vida de várias pessoas, entre elas uma jornalista, de acordo com a Fundação para a Liberdade de Imprensa (FLIP, na sigla em espanhol) da Colômbia.

Assassin announces on Colombian radio that he was ordered to go after journalist

A member of the Colombian criminal organization Los Urabeños called in to a radio show in the northern city of Valledupar saying that he had been ordered to attack a journalist and several other individuals, reported the Colombian Foundation for Freedom of the Press (FLIP in Spanish).

UN rapporteur aims to investigate rising violence against Honduran journalists

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression said he would ask the Honduran government permission to investigate the killings of 16 journalists in the Central American country since the June 2009 coup d'état, reported the news agency EFE.

Jornalista policial tem carro baleado em atentado no Paraná

O carro do jornalista Sérgio Ricardo de Almeida da Luz foi atingido por seis tiros na manhã desta quarta-feira, 5 de outubro, em Toledo, no estado do Paraná, informou o site O Paraná. O veículo estava estacionado em frente ao prédio onde mora o repórter, mas não havia ocupantes no momento do atentado.