Given the wave of corruption that has plagued the region in recent years, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) asked the countries of the American continent to protect journalists and freedom of expression
During 2019, there were more than three thousand arbitrary detentions in Cuba, several of these affecting dozens of independent journalists, activists and political opponents, according to a recent report by the Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH).
According to Fenaj's president, Maria José Braga, this is the first time the entity has carried out this kind of monitoring with a president. She stated that today there is an institutionalization of attacks on the press
Authorities released Venezuelan freelance photographer Jesús Medina Ezaine from Ramo Verde military prison late in the evening of Jan. 6
Thanks to $10,000 in bail paid with the help of his friends in Florida, Cuban journalist José Ramón Ramírez Pantoja was released on parole to continue his asylum process in the United States.
Amid the global decline in freedom of expression, Nicaragua is one of the countries that has sustained the greatest damage to freedom of expression, while Cuba “leads in regional race to the bottom” in the Americas.
Three journalists in Cuba, Honduras and Venezuela are among the 250 journalists jailed worldwide for their work, according to an annual special report from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). They are Cuban journalist Roberto de Jesús Quiñones, Venezuelan Jesús Medina Ezaine and Honduran journalist David Romero Ellner. Quiñones began serving a year-long sentence for resistance and disobedience on […]
The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Marcelo Crivella, severed city hall’s relations with newspaper O Globo, the largest in the city and edited by Grupo Globo, the largest communication group in the country. As a practical effect, on Dec. 3, two journalists from the outlet were prevented from attending a press conference about the city's New Year's Eve party, which annually attracts millions of tourists from Brazil and around the world.
Brazil’s Secretary of Social Communication of the Presidency of the Republic, Fábio Wajngarten, accused Folha de S. Paulo of “defending a conspiracy for the exit” of President Jair Bolsonaro, and of “preaching disrespect, lies and frustrated attempts to demoralize him” in an article published in the newspaper Dec. 2.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro threatened not to renew TV Globo's broadcasting license after the broadcaster aired a report about the mention of the president's name in the investigation into the murder of Marielle Franco, a city councilwoman executed in Rio de Janeiro on March 14, 2018. In a live broadcast posted on Facebook at 4 […]