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Venezuela sees more violations to freedom of expression in 2019 than in the last eight years

2019 was the year with “the greatest historical setback” in terms of the deterioration of freedom of information and expression in Venezuela, according to the Press and Society Institute (IPYS) Venezuela.

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I/A Court HR admits case from newspaper El Universo against the State of Ecuador after criminal sentence for defamation in 2012

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I/A Court HR) decided to admit the case of newspaper El Universo against the State of Ecuador.

Víctor Higuera of El Vinotinto Featured

Venezuelan reporters reinvent themselves abroad with print and online journalistic ventures

**This is the second post in a two-part series about Venezuelan journalists who left their country in search of work and security, and have set up journalistic initiatives abroad.

Brasília – The Espionage Parliamentary Inquiry Comission (CPI) hears journalist Glenn Greenwald and his partner, Brazilian David Miranda, on the accusations of espionage on behalf of the U.S. government towards Brazil. L/R: David Miranda and Glenn Greenwald. Elza Fiúza / Agência Brasil

Complaint against journalist Glenn Greenwald is rejected by Brazilian court

Greenwald, founder of the sites The Intercept and The Intercept Brasil, was charged on Jan. 21 by a federal prosecutor for hacking a computing device, illegal interception of communications and criminal association.

Venezuela immigration

Venezuelan journalists move their lives and work abroad in order to find a better future

While there are no accurate records on the number of migrant professionals, some reports and investigations by Venezuelan journalistic organizations estimate that between more than 400 and 1,300 reporters and communicators have emigrated from 2012 to 2018.

Bolivia

Independent journalists face social polarization after the departure of former President Evo Morales

Polarization persists in Bolivia after former leftist President Evo Morales resigned and fled the country and conservative politician Jeanine Áñez declared herself interim president. Journalists are finding themselves caught in the middle.

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Brazilian prosecutors charge Glenn Greenwald after reporting on leaked messages; journalist says it’s ‘an attack on free press'

 U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald was charged by the Federal Public Prosecutor (MPF, for its acronym in Portuguese) for alleged involvement with hackers who accessed messages exchanged through the Telegram application by various authorities

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Attacks on the press in Brazil rise 54% in 2019, according to Fenaj report

Attacks against media outlets and journalists in Brazil increased by 54 percent in 2019, compared to the previous year, according to general data from the report of the National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ)