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Nicaraguan government launches campaign of harassment against Channel 10

August 24, 2018 4:23 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, August 24, 2018--The Nicaraguan government has launched a campaign of harassment against the independent TV station Channel 10, which has criticized President Daniel Ortega for ordering deadly attacks on anti-government protesters over the past four months, according to news reports....

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Reporter threatened, home attacked in southern Brazil

August 17, 2018 1:24 PM ET

São Paulo, August 18, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned an attack on Brazilian reporter Adenilson Miguel and called on police in the country's Minas Gerais state to ensure Miguel's safety and identify those responsible and bring them to justice....

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Mastermind convicted in 1999 murder of Colombian journalist Jaime Garzón

August 15, 2018 5:11 PM ET

Bogotá, Colombia, August 15, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the conviction and sentencing of the organizer of the 1999 murder of Colombian journalist, comedian, and peace activist Jaime Garzón, and expressed disappointment that the court did not consider Garzon's work as a journalist in its decision....

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Mexican federal authorities interview reporter as potential trial witness

August 9, 2018 10:50 AM ET

The office of Mexico's Federal Attorney General (PGR) on July 11, 2018, sent an email to the news website Quadratin summoning one of its reporters, Jorge Octavio Vargas Sandoval, for an interview at its regional office in Chilpancingo on July 16 in regards to an article he wrote, according...

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering Unite the Right rally and counter-protests in Washington, D.C.

August 9, 2018 8:14 AM ET

Hundreds of protesters are expected to join a "white civil rights rally" in Washington, D.C., on August 11 and 12 to mark the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which became violent and resulted in the death of one woman. A coalition of local...

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Chilean reporter could face jail time on criminal defamation charges

July 27, 2018 5:05 PM ET

New York, July 27, 2018--Chilean authorities should immediately drop all criminal proceedings against a journalist charged with defamation, and lawmakers should act swiftly to repeal all criminal defamation laws, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The journalist, Javier Ignacio Rebolledo Escobar, could face up to three years in...

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Guatemalan minister uses law preventing violence against women to silence critical journalist

July 25, 2018 5:55 PM ET

A Guatemalan judge on July 17, 2018, approved a court order allowing a government official to sue journalist José Rubén Zamora for psychological violence and discrimination, and barring Zamora from writing about the official under a law created to prevent violence against women, according to a CPJ phone interview...

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Mexican journalist and media owner killed in Quintana Roo

July 25, 2018 5:37 PM ET

Mexico City, July 25, 2018--Authorities in the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo must undertake a swift, credible, and exhaustive investigation into the murder of journalist and media owner Rubén Pat Cauich. Pat was shot to death by an unknown attacker on July 24 in a bar in the...

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Colombian journalists receive series of threats over 72 hours

July 18, 2018 6:06 PM ET

New York, July 18, 2018--Colombian authorities should immediately investigate a series of threats against journalists and news outlets in recent days, ensure the journalists' safety, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ calls for Peru to stop harassing news outlets over investigative reporting

July 17, 2018 3:02 PM ET

New York, July 17, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Peruvian authorities to end their harassment of two news outlets. A government body issued summonses to the directors of news website IDL-Reporteros and the TV program "Panorama," and the public prosecutor and police went to the offices...

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