José Barbeito

José Barbeito, research associate for CPJ's Americas Program, is an Argentine native. He has a bachelor’s degree in law and is pursuing a master’s degree in media studies at The New School University. Follow him on Facebook @ CPJ en Español.

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Paper will curb coverage to protect reporters' lives in Juárez

September 20, 2010 5:22 PM ET

The major daily in the war-wracked Mexican city of Ciudad Juárez, El Diario, surprised media around the globe on Saturday when it published an unusual editorial that openly compromises the paper's coverage in order to preserve its journalists' lives.Under the headline, "What do you want from us?," the editorial pleads for the cartels...

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CPJ en Español is now on Facebook

September 2, 2010 1:52 PM ET

We're pleased to launch CPJ's official Facebook page in Spanish, CPJ en Español. We hope to engage our followers throughout Latin America in an ongoing conversation about press freedom challenges in the region....

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Decree limited Colombian presidential vote coverage

May 31, 2010 3:23 PM ET

Among the regulations for Colombia’s presidential election on Sunday, the government barred the press from publishing Election Day news about alleged voter harassment or other irregularities unless it was confirmed by an official source. Local press groups said the rule limited important information on the very sort of illegal...

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Freed Cuban journalist tells of his ‘dreadful experience’

April 14, 2010 5:16 PM ET

When I asked Cuban journalist Oscar Sánchez Madan to describe in one sentence his three years in jail, he told me: “I don’t wish on anybody the dreadful experience I had in prison.” A municipal court in Unión de Reyes, province of Matanzas, freed him on Sunday after he completed a...

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Latin America takes steps against criminal defamation

February 26, 2010 5:33 PM ET

In an encouraging development, three courts in Colombia, Costa Rica, and Chile have recently followed the growing regional consensus against criminal defamation by dismissing criminal penalties against journalists accused of libel and slander.The newsweekly magazine Semana reported that a piece written by Alfredo Molano, at left, in the op-ed pages of the Bogota-based...

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Peruvian photojournalist captures judge pointing gun at him

February 22, 2010 3:17 PM ET

Caretas, the leading newsweekly magazine in Perú, has a shocking photograph on its February 18 cover: a local judge aiming a gun at one of the publication’s reporters. Photojournalist Carlos Saavedra was on a stakeout trying to photograph Judge Raúl Rosales Mora when the incident occurred on February 13,...

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