Uruguay / 2003

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: 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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Attacks on the Press 2002: Uruguay

March 31, 2003 12:00 PM ET

While press freedom is generally respected in Uruguay, the current economic crisis has damaged the media's diversity and independence. Journalists also continue to struggle to obtain government information, even as lawmakers consider legislation to expand access to it....

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