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IACHR Special Rapporteur carries out public consultation on exile of journalists in Americas

"The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will prepare a report on the growing exile of journalists in the Americas, highlighting its impact on the right to freedom of expression and press, access to public information and democracy. [...] In this context, the Office […]

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At least 253 journalists have left Nicaragua since 2018, says NGO

“At least 253 Nicaraguan journalists have left their country since April 2018 for security reasons - or suffered banishment - by the government of Daniel Ortega, according to a report released Sunday (April 21) by the Costa Rica-based NGO Colectivo de Derechos Humanos Nicaragua Nunca Más (Nicaragua Never Again Human Rights Collective). The report was […]

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IACHR seeks respondents for survey about exile of journalists from the Americas

"The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will prepare a report on the growing exile of journalists in the Americas, highlighting its impact on the right to freedom of expression and press, access to public information and democracy. The objective of this report is […]

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With many of its journalists in exile, La Prensa commemorates 98 years with special edition published in Nicaraguan territory

"The newspaper La Prensa, the oldest in Nicaragua, reaches 98 years old, resisting from exile and with a commemorative edition published by its journalists from Nicaraguan territory on the San Juan River. 'This year, journalists, using a Costa Rican boat with the right of free navigation on the San Juan River, Nicaraguan territory, have created […]

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Threatened journalist Andrés Salas prepares to leave Mexico after attack

"Journalist Andrés Salas, who was threatened in Morelos by a group of armed men, is preparing to leave Mexico, according to what the communicator of Noticias Cuautla said in a video. On Feb. 12, during a live broadcast, journalist Andrés Salas reported having been the victim of an attack on his vehicle, in which he […]

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Association of Journalists of Guatemala reports 25 journalists in exile

“The public prosecutor's office insists on persecuting journalists, while President Bernardo Arévalo assures that his government 'believes in freedom of the press.' According to the Association of Journalists of Guatemala (APG, for its acronym in Spanish), around 25 journalists are in exile due to censorship, attacks or persecution. In this adverse context, the conviction against […]

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Fundamedios alarmed by forced exile of journalists from Ecuador during 2023

“During the year 2023, Ecuador has experienced an alarming escalation of violence. Fundamedios has recorded 265 attacks this year, which have affected 343 journalists, media outlets, candidates, civil society organizations and activists. Attacks perpetrated by organized crime increased 870% compared to 2020, and 240% compared to 2022. Along these lines, threats represented 15% of total […]

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Paraguayan journalist seeks asylum in another country after denouncing a former mayor and receiving death threats

Vicente Godoy, a Paraguayan journalist from the city of Horqueta, in the eastern region of the country, has requested asylum in another country after receiving death threats, reported the Paraguayan Society of Communicators (SCP, by its Spanish acronym). According to the organization, the threats are related to investigations published by the journalist into possible acts […]

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At least 223 journalists have fled Nicaragua for safety reasons since April 2018

"At least 223 Nicaraguan journalists have left Nicaragua for security reasons or have been banished since April 2018, according to a report released by the regional network Voces del Sur and the Foundation for Freedom of Expression and Democracy. The report, titled 'Defamation, accusations and use of stigmatizing language: the 'opaque voice' of government spokespersons […]

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Reporters Without Borders publishes exile map of journalists; Spain and the US are some countries of refuge for Latin Americans

“All over the world, journalists who are threatened or endangered in connection with their work are forced to flee abroad in search of refuge. Based on data provided by RSF’s Assistance Desk and information gathered during the past five years by RSF’s bureaux, the exile journalists map shows that this is a global phenomenon. Each […]