Americas / 2006

Journalist attacked after report on abuses at local orphanage

December 29, 2006 12:00 PM ET

DECEMBER 26, 2006 Posted: December 29, 2006 Laura Rómoli, Agencia Nova ATTACKED, THREATENED Rómoli, a reporter for Agencia Nova, was attacked by a woman and two men who burst into the news agency's office days after a report on alleged abuses at a local orphanage in La Plata, capital of...

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Police reporter’s car attacked

December 27, 2006 12:00 PM ET

DECEMBER 20, 2006 Posted: December 27, 2006 Eduardo Manrique, Diario de Cuyo ATTACKED Unidentified individuals broke into Manrique’s home in the northwestern city of San Juan early in the morning of December 20 and set the journalist’s car on fire, reported Diario de Cuyo, for which Manrique directs the police...

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Two journalists sentenced on criminal defamation charges

December 27, 2006 12:00 PM ET

December 13, 2006 Posted: December 27, 2006 Óscar Olavarría Saldaña, El Oriente Pedro Salazar Angulo, El Oriente LEGAL ACTION The Maynas Sixth Criminal Court in the northeastern province of Loreto sentenced Salazar, director of the local daily El Oriente, and Olavarría, editorial director for the Iquitos region, to a suspended...

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Columnist threatened after corruption reports

December 20, 2006 12:00 PM ET

DECEMBER 20, 2006 Posted: January 12, 2007 Julián Herrera, Clave and Clave Digital THREATENED Herrera, a columnist who covers the armed forces for the Santo Domingo-based weekly Clave and the Internet daily Clave Digital, said in an interview with CPJ that he has been threatened and followed by unidentified individuals...

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Journalist accused of criminal defamation released on parole

December 19, 2006 12:00 PM ET

DECEMBER 19, 2006 Posted: December 20, 2006 Ángel Mario Ksheratto, Cuarto Poder IMPRISONED Ksheratto, columnist for the daily Cuarto Poder, was released on parole in the southern Chiapas state after 41 days in prison, the Mexican press reported. He was detained on November 9 for allegedly violating a condition of...

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Columnist convicted on criminal defamation charges

December 15, 2006 12:00 PM ET

Updated: DECEMBER 15, 2006 Original Case: April 8, 2006 Julio Balza, El Nuevo País LEGAL ACTION The Caracas Sixth Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s conviction of Balza, a columnist for the Caracas-based daily El Nuevo País, on criminal defamation and slander charges....

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Independent journalist released after nine days

December 12, 2006 12:00 PM ET

 UPDATE  December 12, 2006 Original alert: December 6, 2006 Ahmed Rodríguez Albacia, Jóvenes sin censura IMPRISONED Rodríguez Albacia, a reporter for the independent news agency Jóvenes sin censura, was released at 10 p.m. on December 12, after being detained for nine days at Havana’s police station, 100 y Aldabó. He...

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State television channel attacked in Santa Cruz

December 7, 2006 12:00 PM ET

DECEMBER 7, 2006 Posted December 19, 2006 Television Regional Boliviana de Santa Cruz, Canal 7 ATTACKED Unidentified assailants attempted to toss homemade bombs at the offices of Canal 7, a state-owned television station in the eastern city of Santa Cruz, 529 miles (851 kilometers) southeast of La Paz. Security guards...

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Journalist detained, dissident jailed for launching news agency

December 6, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 6, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is outraged at the detention of one Cuban journalist for working for an independent news agency, and of a second for attempting to launch such an agency. Police and state security forces swooped on the Havana home of independent journalist Ahmed...

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Local reporter shot while covering antigovernment protest

December 5, 2006 12:00 PM ET

DECEMBER 5, 2006 Posted December 7, 2006 Wilman Caychigua Robles, El Chasqui and Radio Inca Tropical ATTACKED Caychigua, a reporter for the local daily El Chasqui and Radio Inca Tropical, was shot while covering an antigovernment protest in Abancay, capital of the Apurímac province, 298 miles (480 kilometers) south of...

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