Americas / 2011

Critical Spanish journalists expelled from Panama

March 2, 2011 1:46 PM ET

New York, March 2, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Panamanian government to allow two Spanish journalists and human rights activists who were expelled to return to the country. The journalists were covering and documenting an indigenous demonstration on Saturday when they were detained by authorities and accused...

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Nicaraguan investigative journalist receives death threats

February 23, 2011 4:55 PM ET

New York, February 23, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about death threats against Nicaraguan investigative reporter Luis Galeano in the lead-up to the publication of a series of articles on official corruption....

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Cuban journalist released on parole; two remain behind bars

February 22, 2011 4:42 PM ET

New York, February 22, 2011--Iván Hernández Carrillo, a Cuban journalist imprisoned since March 2003, was released on parole Saturday and permitted to remain in the country, bringing to 19 the number of reporters and editors freed after an agreement between the President Raúl Castro and the Catholic Church. The Committee...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Americas Analysis

February 15, 2011 12:54 AM ET

In Latin America, A Return of Censorship By Carlos Lauría As the preeminent political family in the northeastern state of Maranhão for more than 40 years, the Sarneys are used to getting their way in Brazilian civic life. So when the leading national daily O Estado de S. Paulo published allegations in...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Argentina

February 15, 2011 12:48 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Kirchner accuses two papers of colluding with the military dictatorship in 1976. • Legislation would restrict media ownership in newsprint companies. Key Statistic 400: Pages in government report that claims Clarín and La Nación media groups conspired with dictators. President Cristina Fernández de...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Brazil

February 15, 2011 12:44 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Judicial censorship rampant; order bars paper from covering corruption allegations. • Convictions won in journalist's murder as Brazil makes strides against impunity. Key Statistic 398: Demands to remove online content made by Brazilian authorities to Google in the first six months of 2010....

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Colombia

February 15, 2011 12:40 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Progress slow in probe of illegal espionage that targeted journalists. • One journalist murdered. Deadly violence slows, but danger remains. Key Statistic 4: Provincial reporters forced into exile due to threats. President Álvaro Uribe Vélez ended his two terms in office with a...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Cuba

February 15, 2011 12:39 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Cuba relents on political detainees, frees 17 journalists. Four still held. • In exile, freed journalists face economic, professional difficulties. Key Statistic 45: Poems that journalist and former detainee Ricardo González Alfonso smuggled from prison. After years of intensive advocacy and international diplomacy,...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Ecuador

February 15, 2011 12:37 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Journalists attacked, broadcasters censored during police uprising. • Correa administration orders broadcasters to air official rebuttals. Key Statistic 6: Hours during which broadcasters were told to suspend programming, carry state news reports on police revolt. President Rafael Correa's administration used censorship powers throughout...

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Haiti

February 15, 2011 12:34 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments • Journalists persevere after quake, working from tents and homes. • Dozens of reporters jobless. Print media sustain heavy losses. Key Statistic 95: Percent of radio stations knocked off the air by the January earthquake. Most had returned by late year. Reflecting the devastation...

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