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FLIP of Colombia rejects Attorney General's Office order as restricting the journalistic practice of Raya Magazine

"On Oct. 27, Edinson Bolaños, journalist and director of the magazine [Revista Raya], was contacted by an investigator of the Technical Investigation Corps of the Attorney General's Office of Colombia [CTI or Cuerpo Técnico de Investigación de la Fiscalía General de Colombia], who stated that he had an order issued by Local Prosecutor's Office 515 […]

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Peruvian Ministry of the Interior and National Police request media director to reveal his sources

"Journalist César Hildebrandt, editor of the weekly Hildebrandt en sus Trece, denounced that the Ministry of the Interior and the Peruvian National Police have sent him documents requesting that he reveal confidential sources. According to the documents provided by the weekly to the National Association of Journalists of Peru (ANP, by its Spanish acronym), these […]

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Brazilian state assembly investigates journalists, news outlets reporting on abortion case

“On October 11, Santa Catarina’s state assembly held the first session of a Parliamentarian Commission of Investigation (CPI, by its Portuguese acronym), which is investigating The Intercept Brasil and Portal Catarinas for their joint report, published on June 20, about attempts by members of the state’s legal system to stop an 11-year-old rape survivor from […]

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Chilean judge demands TV station reveals sources used in story on alleged police fraud

"This Mon. Oct. 3, the judge of the 4th Oral Trial Court, Geni Morales, issued an official notice demanding TVN to reveal the sources used in a story on the 'Pacogate,' that is, an [alleged] fraud within [the Chilean police agency] Carabineros. The investigation was broadcasted in detail in the program Informe Especial on Sept. […]

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Bolivian press associations reject accusation against journalist Roberto Puma

"Bolivia's press associations rejected on Sept. 10 the accusation against a journalist who denounced the poor condition of school breakfasts in the southern department of Tarija, Bolivia. A mayor initiated legal proceedings against him, demanding he reveals his source. The National Association of the Bolivian Press (ANPB) and the Association of Journalists of La Paz […]

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Venezuelan National Police summons journalist to reveal sources

"The National Union of Press Workers of Venezuela (Sntp), denounced this Tues. July 26 that the Bolivarian National Police had summoned a community journalist from the state of Zulia, with the purpose of forcing her to reveal the identity of one of her sources. The Bolivarian National Police, stationed in Zulia, summoned the journalist of […]