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Costa Rican court rules phone tapping of journalist was unconstitutional


Costa Rica’s Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court has ruled that intelligence officials broke the law when they tapped into a journalist’s telephone line, the Tico Times reported. Read more »


NGOs present report on killing of Mexican journalist Gregorio Jiménez


A joint mission composed by members of several international and Mexican press freedom organizations reported on March 19 the results of their recent visit to Veracruz to investigate the killing of journalist Gregorio Jiménez de la Cruz, according to digital newspaper Terra. Read more »


Venezuelan president calls for Latin American summit of chavista Twitter users

During the second edition of his new radio and TV show “En Contacto con Maduro, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro proposed a conference of Twitter users from Latin America and the Caribbean in Caracas, state TV network Venezolana de Television (VTV) reported. Read more »


Argentine journalist investigated for crimes during last military dictatorship

Vicente Massot, owner and director of the conservative, Bahia Blanca-based newspaper, La Nueva Provincia, spoke in front of a federal judge in Buenos Aires on Mar. 8 about his involvement in crimes against humanity during the last military dictatorship in Argentina (1976-1983). Read more »


Brazil’s human rights secretary recommends police escort program for threatened journalists

Last week Brazil's Secretary of Human Rights Maria do Rosário announced new recommendations to protect journalists, which would include providing a Federal Police security detail to threatened journalists, reported news portal A Tarde. Read more »


2013 was one of the most violent years for Mexican journalists on record, according to new report


The first year of Enrique Peña Nieto’s presidency was the most violent year for Mexican journalists since 2007, according to freedom of the press organization Article 19’s annual report published on Tuesday, March 18. Read more »


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