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Peruvian police violently detain journalist covering eviction

"Agents of the Peruvian National Police (PNP) violently detained journalist Marcelino Humberto Felipa Sebastián, who works for the digital media Chinchanito TV. The incident occurred while the journalist was covering an eviction case in the district of Alto Larán, Chincha, in the region of Ica. It should be noted that the police officers said they […]

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Cuban journalist Henry Constantín released without charge after being detained during G77+China summit

"Independent journalist Henry Constantín Ferreiro announced on his social media accounts that he was released on Tuesday [Sept. 19], after five days in the El Vivac detention center in Havana. The journalist from Camagüey was detained in the Cuban capital last Friday, on the occasion of the G77+China Summit, which gathered in that city numerous […]

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Venezuelan Public Prosecutor's Office charges journalist covering illegal mining in the Amazon with three crimes

"The National Union of Press Workers reported on Tuesday night, Sept. 12, that journalist Luis Alejandro Acosta was charged with three crimes during his presentation hearing, after being arrested on Sept. 8 in a mine in the Yapacana national park, in Amazonas state. In a publication, the Union informed that the Public Prosecutor's Office, through […]

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Another suspension in the trial of Guatemalan journalist Norma Sancir's attackers denounced

"Nine years have passed since journalist Norma Sancir was arrested by the National Civil Police (PNC, by its Spanish acronym) and jailed for five days while covering a community protest in Camotán, Chiquimula [Guatemala]. Three agents and a commissioner are now being prosecuted for abuse of authority. The defense has maintained a strategy of delaying […]

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Nicaraguan Prosecutor’s Office accuses journalist Víctor Ticay of treason and cybercrime

“On May 19, prosecutors accused Víctor Ticay, a correspondent for the Nicaraguan TV station Canal 10, of treason and cybercrime, according to multiple news reports. He has been held at a police station in Managua, the capital, since he was arrested while covering an Easter celebration on April 6. [...] Those news reports said that […]

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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. […]