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Newspaper director charged under Argentina’s Anti Terrorism Law could face up to 12 years in prison

In a case that has generated alarm among local and international journalism organizations, an Argentine editor could face up to 12 years in prison after being charged under the country's Anti Terrorism Law for his coverage of a brutal police arrest and allegedly inciting to violence, newspaper Clarín reported. Read more »


On 10th anniversary of Peruvian journalist‘s killing, IAPA calls Supreme Court to solve case

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) asked Peru’s Supreme Court to clear up the murder of radio journalist Alberto Rivera Fernández and to bring those who ordered the crime to justice. Read more »


Supreme Court in Honduras bars TV anchor from working as a journalist for 16 months

Honduran journalist Julio Ernesto Alvarado, from television channel Globo TV, was sentenced to 16 months of prison for defaming Belinda Flores Mendoza, dean of the School of Economic Sciences at the Autonomous University of Honduras. Read more »


Judge sentences Ecuadorian journalist Fernando Villavicencio to 18 months in prison


Ecuadorian authorities issued last week an order to detain journalist and activist Fernando Villavicencio after he was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Villavicencio was found guilty of defaming President Rafael Correa, press freedom organization Fundamedios reported.

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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 »


Fujimori reviewed content of anti-opposition newspapers before publishing, witness says

Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) received the headlines and contents of the country's infamous tabloid newspapers known as "prensa chicha" before they were published, according to recent testimony heard at Fujimori's most recent trial over accusations that his government financed the newspapers in hope of boosting his 2000 election campaign. Read more »


Trial against 11 persons accused of killing Brazilian journalist begins

The trial of 11 persons accused of killing Brazilian journalist and blogger Décio Sá began on Feb. 3 in the Brazilian state of Maranhão – almost two years after the crime took place, Brazilian news organization G1 reported. Read more »


IAPA welcomes Ecuadorian Constitutional Court’s decision to review lawsuit against Communications Law


The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) applauded the decision by the Ecuadorian Constitutional Court to accept a lawsuit filed last year challenging the legality of the country’s controversial Organic Communications Law. IAPA was hopeful the action will refuel the debate over governmental measures set by the law that limit freedom of expression in the country. Read more »


Cartoonist is first media worker targeted under Ecuador’s controversial Communications Law


The Ecuadorian government has asked cartoonist Xavier Bonilla, known as Bonil, to appear before the Superintendent of Information and Communication and explain the contents of a cartoon published in newspaper El Universo that officials are calling defamatory. Seven months after Ecuador’s new Communications Law came into effect and created the office of the Superintendent, Bonil is the first media worker to be summoned by the new agency. Read more »


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