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Dominican Republic's civil society unites to defend freedom of expression

"For the Dominican Society of Newspapers (SDD, by its Spanish acronym), the Dominican College of Journalists (CDP) and the National Union of Press Workers (SNTP) it is 'striking and dangerous' that various laws seek to consistently affect freedom of expression and the practice of journalism in the Dominican Republic. Persio Maldonado, director of El Nuevo […]

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New law in Dominican Republic would censor press and social media users

"A constitutional law that intends to regulate the exercise of the right to privacy, honor, good name and self-image, was approved in the Senate. The bill proposed by the senator from Bahoruco, Melania Salvador, contains a series of articles that could directly clash with freedom of expression. Although of a civil, and not criminal, nature, […]

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Brazil: Organizations sign statement against provisions that threaten journalism in the 'Fake News Law'

"The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) and other civil society organizations signed this Wed., April 6, a joint statement in which they request the complete withdrawal of the provisions on parliamentary immunity and remuneration for journalistic content from bill 2630 /2020, known as 'PL das Fake News' ['Fake News Initiative']. This public demonstration is […]

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In El Salvador, Bukele promotes Foreign Agents Law

"The Minister of the Interior of El Salvador, Juan Carlos Bidegain, presented before the Legislative Assembly this Tuesday [Nov. 9] an initiative of the Law of Foreign Agents, similar to the one approved by the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega [of Nicaragua], in which President Nayib Bukele seeks to 'regulate' the donations or financing that different […]