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Guatemalan judge exonerates journalist Carlos Choc, accused of instigating violence after covering protests in 2021

"A Guatemalan judge ordered this Tues., Sept. 13, to release without charges journalist Carlos Choc, who had been accused of instigating violence during a demonstration in 2021. Judge Aníbal Arteaga [...] dismissed the accusations against Choc. The judge said there was insufficient evidence to support the accusation made by the Guatemalan Public Prosecutor's Office (MP, […]

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Guatemala: First hearing of journalist José Rubén Zamora, director of elPeriódico, was cancelled again

"Five days after his arrest, José Rubén Zamora, director of elPeriódico, was transferred to the Torre de Tribunales to make his first statement. The Public Prosecutor's Office has declared the case reserved, to the extent that the journalist's lawyers barely had access to the file last Tuesday. In the first instance, the hearing for the […]

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Venezuelan journalists Ramón Centeno and Gabriel Guerra detained for four months

"The National College of Journalists (CNP, by its Spanish acronym) Caracas branch, informed this Monday, June 6, that community journalists Ramón Centeno and Gabriel Guerra, are imprisoned in the National Anti-Drug Office (ONA) in San Agustín, Caracas, after conducting an interview with some detainees for alleged links to drug trafficking. According to the CNP, both […]

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Nicaraguan police detain journalists Mileydi Trujillo and Elvin Martínez during electoral coverage

“Journalists Mileydi Trujillo and Elvin Martínez were detained on the morning of this Sunday, Nov. 7, by agents of the regime's police force when the reporters were covering the questioned elections of Daniel Ortega. The reporters, from media page ‘Masaya al día,' were in a taxi near the San Jerónimo roundabout, at the entrance to […]

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Organization representing Venezuelan journalist Luis Carlos Díaz demands dismissal of his case

“Two years and seven months after his arbitrary detention, Espacio Público demands once again the dismissal of the case against Luis Carlos Díaz, a journalist and human rights defender whose court case continues despite the lack of evidence against him and even though the prosecutor's office has not delivered the final act of its investigation. […]

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Cuban journalist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca has been detained for more than 100 days

"Journalist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca, from the digital media outlet Delibera.org, has been detained for more than 100 days, with kidney problems and without adequate medical assistance, awaiting trial in the Combinado del Este Penitentiary center in Havana since June 15, 2021. Despite the fact that his wife requested a habeas corpus appeal on June […]

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Cuban journalist Camila Acosta besieged by state security for two months

“Independent journalist Camila Acosta, who is under State Security surveillance, showed on her social networks photos and videos of the agents trying to hide behind a tree in front of her house, so as not to be seen while checking the movements of the young woman. Acosta pointed out that on Sept.16 she will complete […]

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Family fears for life of Cuban journalist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca

"The life of independent journalist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca is in danger. Since the 15th of this month, he has been held incommunicado and under investigation in the headquarters of the political police known as Villa Marista, in Havana, where it is presumed he is being tortured and is on hunger strike. Valle Roca was […]

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ICLEP reports Cuban journalist Mary Karla Ares is being tortured in detention

“In the last three days, journalist [Mary Karla Ares from ICLEP] has been subjected to intense interrogation every five and ten minutes throughout the night with every intention of torturing her, preventing her from sleeping. 'Mary Karla is being subjected to psychological torture, they told me that they take her out every five minutes, every […]

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Venezuelan journalists detained for 24 hours while reporting in conflict zone

Updated entry: "However, this Thursday [April 1] Venezuelan journalists Luis Gonzalo Pérez and Rafael Hernández were released, more than 24 hours after they were detained. The alarms went off at night, after having lost communication with all of them. After more than 20 hours without communication, the National Union of Press Workers (SNTP, for its […]