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Journalist Anabel Hernández accuses Mexican president of censoring her book

"In an interview with [Spanish news agency] EFE, Mexican journalist Anabel Hernandez accused the government of [President] Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of exercising a 'terrible censorship that suffocates' her new book 'The Secret History: AMLO and the Sinaloa Cartel,' in social networks and media. [...] 'The president of the republic has a monopoly on communication, […]

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IACHR grants precautionary measures to journalist Aldemar Solano Cuellar and son in Colombia

"The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued Resolution 32/2024 on May 16, 2024, by which it granted precautionary measures to journalist Aldemar Solano Cuellar, and his son, after considering that they are in a serious and urgent situation, since their rights to life and personal integrity face a risk of irreparable harm in Colombia. […]

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Cuban journalist has been on hunger strike for one week

"Cuban journalist Carlos Michael Morales Rodríguez has been on a hunger strike for one week, detained in the Provincial Investigation Center of Villa Clara under accusations of attacks and disobedience. The Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH, for its acronym in Spanish) launched this Thursday [May 16] an alert for the life of the former […]

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Documentary reveals challenges of being a journalist in Amazon region

"The Amazon is often a hostile territory for those who fight for freedom of the press and the right to access information. Illegal economies, groups outside the law, political interference and the lack of structure and resources are challenges for journalists, communicators, environmental activists and human rights defenders working in the region. These professionals are […]

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Journalists fear imminent blocking of digital platforms in Nicaragua

“Nicaraguan media outlets that only operate on the internet are preparing for the approval of a new law that seeks to control the content of audiovisual creators and media outlets.” Watch original video report (in Spanish)

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Venezuela: Government entity shuts down another radio station

"In a new attack on freedom of expression, the National Telecommunications Commission of Venezuela (Conatel, for its Spanish acronym) closed the radio station Minuto 193.9 FM, based in Acarigua, Portuguesa state, this Monday, May 13. This was reported by the director and founder of the radio station, Fredy Andrade Alvarado, on his X account, where […]

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Cyber attacks on media put press freedom in check in Bolivia

“Cyber attacks are increasingly frequent in Bolivia, to the point of affecting the right to freedoms of expression and of the press. In recent months, newspapers El Deber, Correo del Sur and the Erbol network have suffered significant attacks. The newspaper El Deber had its website hacked between Sunday night [May 5] and early Monday […]

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Journalism defense organizations form coalition in Brazil

"Ten press freedom organizations launched this Monday [May 6] the Coalition in Defense of Journalism during a session of the Senate Social Communication Council (CCS), in Brasília. The entities, including Abraji, have already been acting together to focus on journalists' defense issues in the last two years, when press freedom was under severe attack in […]

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Argentine government orders journalists and photographers from Télam to return work items

"The Government, through the controller [of the public media system] Diego Chaher, ordered journalists and photographers from Agencia Télam to return cameras and equipment they were assigned to complete their daily tasks. The deadline is this Friday, May 10, the day of the end of the voluntary withdrawal program. The provision, which has Chaher's signature, […]

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Venezuela: Armando.info rejects prosecutor's bribery accusations, journalist organizations defend investigative site

"Journalists from Venezuelan investigative site Armando.Info rejected accusations from Venezuelan prosecutor, Tarek William Saab, who accused them of allegedly receiving bribes and being involved in the PDVSA-Cripto plot. Likewise, journalistic organizations condemned the attempt to involve workers of the country's press in conspiracies. On May 7, Saab presented a video of an alleged confession by […]