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Uruguay: CAinfo expresses concern over the rise in criminal trials of journalists

"The Center for Archives and Access to Public Information (CAinfo) [in Uruguay] expresses concern about a series of lawsuits against journalists filed in recent weeks, which threaten freedom of expression and the free flow of information. Most of the complaints filed, or publicly announced, between the months of July, August and September refer to criminal […]

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In 2020, 13 countries reported 3,350 attacks against journalists and media: Voces del Sur

"The Voces del Sur (VDS) network presented the Shadow Report 2020  that compiles alerts related to violations of freedom of expression, freedom of the press and access to information that occurred in 13 Latin American countries: Argentina , Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. [...] The regional results […]

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IFEX-ALC calls for investigation into possible act of retaliation against CAinfo’s work

"IFEX-ALC is concerned over the 11 July theft of computers and an external hard drive from the home of CAinfo president Fabián Werner and his partner, journalist María Natalia Rodríguez. The theft took place within a context of increasing hostility against the media in Uruguay, which was highlighted by CAinfo in its 7th Threats Monitoring […]

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CAinfo registered 49 cases of threats to freedom of expression in the last year in Uruguay

"In the last year, 49 cases of threats to the freedom of expression of journalists were registered in Uruguay, according to the seventh monitoring report carried out by the Center for Archives and Access to Public Information (CAinfo, for its acronym in Spanish). This is the highest number of cases since the study began, following […]

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Organizations from Mercosur region ask for end to judicial harassment of journalists

"Organizations that defend journalism in the Mercosur region released a joint note calling for an end to judicial harassment of journalists investigating corruption. In the statement, the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji, for its acronym in Portuguese), the Forum of Paraguayan Journalists (FOPEP), The Center for Archives and Access to Public Information in Uruguay […]

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AMARC Uruguay rejects the threats from authorities of the new government about the closure of community radio stations

“The Uruguay chapter of the World Association of Community Radio Stations (AMARC-Uruguay) rejected the threats from the National Director of Telecommunications, Dr. Guzmán Acosta y Lara, regarding the imminent closure of community radio stations in the country. It also demanded that the ‘Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining explain the statements of its director and […]

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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 […]