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Venezuela: Government entity shuts down another radio station

"In a new attack on freedom of expression, the National Telecommunications Commission of Venezuela (Conatel, for its Spanish acronym) closed the radio station Minuto 193.9 FM, based in Acarigua, Portuguesa state, this Monday, May 13. This was reported by the director and founder of the radio station, Fredy Andrade Alvarado, on his X account, where […]

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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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Milei government closes Télam news agency and police close its headquarters in Buenos Aires

“Following the announcements of President [of Argentina] Javier Milei, the national government closed the state news agency Télam. Personnel from the Police of the City of Buenos Aires fenced off their buildings in Buenos Aires and on its website www.telam.com.ar a message appeared with the Argentine shield and the phrase: 'Page under construction.' It is […]

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Grupo Extra from Costa Rica closes newspaper, radio and TV channel operations

"Grupo Extra, owner of Diario Extra, TV42 and radio América, announced this Wednesday [May 31], at 4:09 p.m., the closure of its operations starting Thursday, June 1. Iary Gómez Quesada, general manager of the company, attributed the closure to the 'lack of economic reactivation of the country,' which caused, he alleged, that they did not […]

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Venezuela: September was month with highest number of press freedom violation cases; 16 radio stations were shut down

"[News outlet Espacio Público says] September closed as the month with the highest number of cases of violations of freedom of expression so far in 2022. We documented 27 cases and a total of 68 violations of the right to freedom of expression and more than half were acts of censorship. The main victims of […]