Chile / 2003

Ataques y amenazas contra medios y periodistas, mientras la crisis política se intensifica

October 17, 2003 12:00 PM ET

Nueva York, 17 de octubre del 2003--El Comité para la Protección de los Periodistas (CPJ, por sus siglas en inglés) está sumamente alarmado por los ataques y amenazas contra medios de prensa y periodistas esta semana durante las masivas protestas antigubernamentales que amenazan con derrocar al gobierno boliviano. El miércoles...

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Court bans broadcast of news program

July 29, 2003 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 29, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns last week's decision by a Chilean court temporarily barring a television station from airing a program about a high-profile murder case. On Wednesday, July 23, a panel of judges of the Santiago Court of Appeals, in Chile's capital, ordered...

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Tribunal proíbe transmissão de programa televisivo

July 29, 2003 12:00 PM ET

Nova York, 29de julho de 2003— O Comitê para a Proteção dos Jornalistas (CPJ) condena a decisão de um tribunal de justiça chileno que, na semana passada proibiu, temporariamente, que uma estação de TV transmitisse um programa sobre um relevante assassinato. Na quarta-feira, 23 de julho, um grupo de...

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TV commentator cleared of "disrespect" charges

April 4, 2003 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 4, 2003—Chile’s Sixth Chamber of the Santiago Appeals Court overturned the conviction of Chilean TV commentator Eduardo Yáñez, who was convicted of “disrespect” earlier this year. On Wednesday, April 2, the appeals court ruled that “even though the expressions voiced by Yáñez can be qualified as excessive,...

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Americas Analysis

March 31, 2003 12:10 PM ET

Economic and political turmoil throughout Latin America in 2002 had profound implications for the region's press. Sharp decreases in advertising revenue bankrupted many media outlets, while the failure to consolidate democratic reforms left the media vulnerable to legal and physical assault. Five journalists were killed in Latin America in 2002...

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Chile

March 31, 2003 12:08 PM ET

The administration of President Ricardo Lagos continued its efforts, begun in 2001, to repeal Chile's harsh criminal statutes for press offenses. In September, the government introduced a bill to amend several articles of the Penal Code and the Code of Military Justice that impose criminal penalties for "insulting the honor...

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Attacks on the Press 2002: United States

March 31, 2003 12:00 PM ET

The U.S. government took aggressive measures in 2002 to shield some of its activities from press scrutiny. These steps not only reduced access for U.S. reporters but had a global ripple effect, with autocratic leaders citing U.S. government actions to justify repressive policies....

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TV commentator convicted of "disrespect"

February 5, 2003 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 5, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply disturbed by a Chilean judge’s decision to impose a two-months suspended prison sentence on television commentator Eduardo Yáñez. On Friday January 31, Judge Juan Manuel Muñoz convicted Yáñez, a panelist on Chilevisión’s debate show "El Termómetro," of "disrespect"...

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