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IACHR will analyze abusive use of Pegasus spy program against journalists and civil society in El Salvador

"During a Wednesday [March 16] hearing, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will examine the large-scale use of the Pegasus spy program to monitor journalists and members of civil society in El Salvador. The move follows a joint investigation by the organizations Access Now and Citizen Lab published in January, which identified the use […]

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Argentina: Journalist denounces threats and harassment after questioning mayor

"The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA) expressed solidarity with journalist Jimena Villar, from media outlet chivilcoyaldia.com.ar, who denounced feeling 'threatened and harassed' by the mayor of the city [of Chivilcoy], as well as officials and councilors from the ruling party. The incident originated after a teacher posted a complaint on the news outlet about the condition […]

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Judge finds Nicaraguan journalist Miguel Mora guilty of conspiracy

"A Nicaraguan judge found journalist Miguel Mora guilty for the crime of 'conspiracy' on Feb. 4. Mora was one of seven presidential candidates imprisoned in the country for eight months, after announcing his intention to run against President Daniel Ortega. Ortega was re-elected in November for a fourth consecutive term. The former director of the […]

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In Brazil, Abraji resorts to the Federal Supreme Court to request protection for journalists in cases of judicial harassment

"The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji, by it's Portuguese acronym) presented before the Federal Supreme Court, on Dec. 17, 2021, a Direct Action of Unconstitutionality (ADI) requesting greater protection in cases of judicial harassment against journalists, a coordinated practice of a spray of trials against the same target, in order to intimidate journalists. The […]

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Salvadoran news site El Faro accuses the government of making up another case against it

"In his antidemocratic obsession to destroy voices that are critical of him or don’t render him homage, President Nayib Bukele wields all available tools of the state as a machine of persecution. The government of El Salvador is doing whatever it can to quiet anyone who thinks differently or critically examines it. At the end […]

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Medio periodístico salvadoreño El Faro acusa al gobierno de fabricar otro caso en su contra

"En su obsesión antidemocrática por destruir a las voces críticas o que no le rinden pleitesía, el presidente Nayib Bukele presiona a todo su aparato de Estado para que funcione como una maquinaria de persecución y denigre a esas voces. El actual Gobierno de El Salvador quiere acallar por cualquier vía a quien piensa distinto […]

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Extremist group hacks networks of the Peruvian fact-checking alliance Ama Llulla, and spreads hateful messages

“A group that identifies itself as far-right has undertaken a strategy of illicit appropriation of the graphic identity and messages of the Ama Llulla network on social networks, through a Facebook account that spreads false content and hateful messages against candidates from different parties, in what constitutes one of the most aggressive disinformation actions of […]