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Cuba passes regulations criminalizing online content, further restricting internet access

“On August 17, the Cuban government enacted new regulations that criminalize the sharing of ‘false’ and ‘offensive’ information online, and grant authorities expanded powers to restrict online speech, according to the text of the regulations and press reports. [...] The director of cybersecurity for the Cuban Ministry of Communications, Pablo Domínguez Vásquez, said in a press conference that […]

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Colombia's FLIP asks for journalists to be allowed to enter Congress

“Since the pandemic began, the media has been banished from the national capitol. […] It is assumed that the session of this July 20, in which the legislature will be installed, will be completely face-to-face due to the fact that the election of the presidency of both chambers will be held, but again the media […]

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Bolsonaro blocks 69 journalists and six media outlets on Twitter, according to Abraji

"A survey conducted by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) shows that in addition to blocking 69 journalists, President Jair Bolsonaro's Twitter account has already vetoed six media outlets. For specialists heard by Abraji, the new strategy signals a clear impediment to the work of press professionals and a discriminatory act. According to Abraji's […]

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Nearly half of Brazilian journalists have never used the Access to Information Law, says survey

“Almost half of [Brazilian] journalists (48.44%) have never made requests through the access to information law to cover stories, according to a survey launched this Monday (May 17) by Abraji (Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism). The study marks nine years since the implementation of the LAI (Access to Information Law) in Brazil. The law was […]

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It was a milestone for Mexico’s democracy. Now López Obrador wants to get rid of the country’s freedom of information institute

“Each of the cases was exposed thanks to Mexico’s freedom of information system, often ranked among the world’s most effective. Created in 2002, it has allowed journalists and researchers to wrest documents from a government long known for opacity. The system has been ‘one of the most important democratic advances in Mexico’ since the end […]

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Forum on Right of Access to Public Information denounces the regression of transparency with Ministry of Health in Brazil

"Eleven civil society organizations that are part of the Right to Access to Public Information Forum - coordinated by Transparency Brasil - published today (Dec. 10, 2020) a technical note with recommendations for improvements in the transparency of the Ministry of Health regarding data about the new coronavirus pandemic. The document will be forwarded to […]

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Uruguayan law that authorizes blocking and removal of audiovisual content without judicial order worries organizations

“The signatory organizations consider that these kinds of modifications with risks for the validity of fundamental rights need an informed debate with the participation of multiple stakeholders. The removal of content from the Internet without a decision by a judicial authority - even when there is the possibility of appeal by users after the fact […]

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Chilean Association of Journalists observed limitations on press access during Plebiscite

"The Chilean Association of Journalists detected, thanks to the work of the Overseers for the Right to Communication team, various limitations on press freedom during the National Plebiscite, many due to poor judgment and respect for the protocols of the Electoral Service in polling places. According to what was observed by  journalists in various regions […]