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Dominican Republic convicts man over 2011 murder of journalist

April 11, 2018 6:55 PM ET

New York, April 11, 2018--A Dominican Republic court yesterday sentenced Matías Avelino Castro to 20 years in prison for his role in the 2011 murder of journalist José Agustín Silvestre, according to reports. The court convicted Avelino Castro, whom police had identified as the alleged mastermind of the killing,...

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Ex-politician threatens two Brazilian radio reporters

April 11, 2018 2:56 PM ET

A former city council president in the northeastern Brazilian town of Patos threatened two local radio show hosts, Jozivan Antero and Abrantes Júnior, on March 15, 2018, days after they reported on accusations of alleged corruption during their two shows, according to the news website Central Vale Notícia....

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Dominican journalist threatened over reports on murder of fellow journalist

April 4, 2018 4:11 PM ET

New York, April 4, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in the Dominican Republic to investigate threats made against Alicia Ortega, an investigative reporter with the national news channel Noticias SIN, and to take all necessary steps to ensure the journalist's safety....

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Two Mexican policemen convicted for murder of Moisés Sánchez; chief suspects still at large

March 28, 2018 6:16 PM ET

Mexico City, March 28, 2018 - The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the convictions of two police officers in the Mexican state of Veracruz, who stood trial for their involvement in the 2015 murder of journalist Moisés Sánchez Cerezo. Both men were sentenced to 25 years in jail...

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Haitian photojournalist missing in Port-au-Prince

March 28, 2018 5:00 PM ET

New York, March 28, 2018--Haitian authorities must do everything possible to locate freelance photojournalist Vladjimir Legagneur and conduct a full and transparent investigation into his disappearance, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Brazilian newspaper offices shot at by unidentified gunman

March 27, 2018 5:59 PM ET

São Paulo, March 27, 2018--Brazilian authorities should immediately investigate a recent attack on the offices of the independent weekly Jornal dos Bairros in the southern state of Paraná and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Two journalists, driver kidnapped in Ecuador near Colombia border

March 27, 2018 4:45 PM ET

New York, March 27, 2018 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called for the immediate release of three members of a reporting team from the daily El Comercio newspaper, who were kidnapped yesterday morning in northern Ecuador near the Colombian border....

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Mexican reporter killed in Veracruz state

March 23, 2018 6:46 PM ET

Chihuahua City, March 23, 2018--Authorities in Mexico's Veracruz state must undertake a credible and exhaustive investigation into the murder of journalist Leobardo Vázquez Atzin, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Vázquez was shot to death the evening of March 21 by unknown assailants in the restaurant he owned...

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Quebec court orders Radio-Canada reporter to reveal her sources

March 23, 2018 5:39 PM ET

New York, March 23, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned a Quebec Superior Court ruling that ordered a journalist to reveal her sources. The court ruled yesterday that Marie-Maude Denis, an investigative journalist for the French-language public broadcaster Radio-Canada, must reveal her sources in an ongoing court case in...

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CPJ expresses concerns with the U.S. CLOUD Act

March 20, 2018 11:00 AM ET

New York, March 20, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed its concerns with the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act and its potential to expose journalists to targeting by foreign governments. The CLOUD Act would make it easier for some foreign governments to obtain data from...

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