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Voces del Sur records 47% increase in violations of press freedom and freedom of expression in Latin America in 2021

"The report prepared by the network Voces del Sur (VdS), presented on Sept. 6, 2022, recorded 4 thousand 931 alerts of violations of freedom of expression and press freedom and the right of access to information in 14 Latin American countries. In 2021, an average of 14 alerts per day were identified, or one every […]

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'Coronavirus has been devastating to press freedom,' according to PEN Club

According to an investigation by the writers' association PEN, the coronavirus pandemic in particular has had a 'devastating' impact on freedom of opinion and expression in several countries. Among those most affected are authors, journalists and artists who have criticized official measures against the coronavirus. [...] The PEN Club points out that in many countries online platforms […]

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Stigmatization of journalists and blocking access to information, the most frequent violations of press freedom so far this year in Bolivia

"The National Union of Institutions for Social Action Work (Unitas, by its Spanish acronym) observatory registered 61 violations of press freedom so far this year in the country, of which two are the most recurrent: stigmatization of journalists and blocking access to information, both with 16 registered cases. Four other recurring violations are attacks on […]

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'They are not going to make me change': journalist in Cuba denounces Internet blockade

"Roberto de Jesús Quiñones Haces, a CubaNet journalist and former political prisoner, denounced that the island's regime blocked him from the Internet, preventing him from accessing personal work media such as email and the Nauta Hogar service. Quiñones explained that the difficulties in connecting to the network of networks began in mid-September, a few days […]