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World Press Freedom Conference 2020 begins this week online

“The World Press Freedom Conference 2020 (WPFC) uniquely gathers journalists, media companies, human rights defenders, members of the judiciary, policymakers, academics, youth, NGOs and everyone who is interested in press freedom worldwide.” “WPFC 2020 will be held in a new, innovative format: merging digital and in-person elements. UNESCO and The Kingdom of the Netherlands are […]

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IACHR to hold new public hearings on human rights in Latin America

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will hold its 178th Period of Sessions, which will take place virtually from December 3 to 15. IACHR will hold these meetings “with civil society to receive information on the human rights situation in the countries of the región.” On December 3, the Association of Journalists of El […]

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Uruguayan law that authorizes blocking and removal of audiovisual content without judicial order worries organizations

“The signatory organizations consider that these kinds of modifications with risks for the validity of fundamental rights need an informed debate with the participation of multiple stakeholders. The removal of content from the Internet without a decision by a judicial authority - even when there is the possibility of appeal by users after the fact […]

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Legal restrictions harm freedom of the press and expression, underlines IAPA resolution

“The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) expressed concern about bills and decrees issued under the argument of sanctioning the dissemination of fake news in countries such as Chile, Colombia, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Argentina, which cut off freedom of speech and the press. During its 76th General Assembly, held virtually from October 21 to […]