Chile / 2005

Radio reporter beaten by national police

May 11, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 11, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists said today it was alarmed by reports that Chilean radio reporter Paola Briceño Verdina was beaten and improperly detained by national police agents after covering a student protest in Santiago last week. CPJ called on Chilean officials to investigate the attack...

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May 4, 2005 12:00 PM ET

MAY 4, 2005 Posted: May 17, 2005 Paola Briceño Verdina, Radio Bío-Bío HARASSED, ATTACKED Radio reporter Briceño Verdina was beaten and detained by national police agents after covering a student protest in Santiago. Local press reports said a large number of university students gathered in Santiago to protest a bill...

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Americas Analysis

March 14, 2005 11:56 AM ET

Overview by Carlos Lauría Journalists throughout the Americas came under increased attack in 2004 for reporting on political corruption, drug trafficking, and organized crime. Although democratic rights have been expanding in the region, press freedom has not always improved as a result....

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Chile

March 14, 2005 11:39 AM ET

Chile A protracted sex scandal that roiled Chile during 2004 highlighted the country's restrictive legal framework for journalists, as well as public officials' lack of tolerance for criticism in the media. In September 2003, businessman Claudio Spiniak was arrested and accused of leading a prostitution and pornography ring. Politicians, prominent...

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CPJ urges president to work toward elimination of desacato provisions

February 23, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned that a bill to repeal the crime of desacato (disrespect) has been languishing in Congress for more than a year. We urge you to use the power of your office to expedite the elimination of these anachronistic provisions.

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