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Topic “freedom of expression”

UN, IACHR: Aggression against journalists is the most direct and significant threat against freedom of expression in Mexico

While Mexico is preparing for the general elections on July 1, the recent joint report of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the United Nations (UN) urges the country’s government to guarantee the safety of journalists covering the electoral process as they are vulnerable to threats and physical aggression by political actors and third parties. Read more »


Bolivian journalists declare an ‘emergency’ regarding parts of new Penal Code that criminalize defamation

The National Association of Bolivian Journalists (ANPB, for its initials in Spanish) and the Association of Journalists of La Paz (APLP) have declared an “emergency” in rejection of articles of the country’s new Penal Code the entities say could be used against profes Read more »


New course on Freedom of Expression for judges and judicial operators in Latin America; Applications now open

Applications are now open for the latest edition of the online course "International Legal Framework of Freedom of Expression, Access to Public Information and Protection of Journalists" which has trained more than 5,200 judges and judicial operators in Latin America and Spain in recent years. Read more »


Columbia University opens 2018 prize nominations for judicial services and legal decisions supporting freedom of expression

The Global Freedom of Expression initiative at Columbia University in New York City has opened nominations for its 2018 global prizes, which recognize judicial decisions and legal services strengthening freedom of expression through the promotion of international standards. Read more »


Lawyers back Honduran journalists against law that could violate freedom of expression

The Honduran Bar Association joined dozens of journalists who protested the morning of Aug. 16 outside the Supreme Court in Tegucigalpa to demand the repeal of Article 335-B of the Honduran Penal Code, which they consider to be contrary to freedom of expression. Read more »


New guide joins MOOC as part of iniative to train judicial workers in Latin America about freedom of expression standards

The deterioration of freedom of expression in Latin America is clear. In 2016 alone, 36 journalists were killed in that region for reasons that may be related to their work, according to the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Read more »


Brazilian and Mexican journalists' names inscribed on memorial at Washington freedom of expression museum

João Miranda do Carmo, of Brazil, and Marcos Hernández Bautista, of Mexico, were among the 14 individuals whose names were added to the Journalists Memorial at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on June 5. Read more »


Special Rapporteur highlights best practices for jurisprudence on issues of freedom of expression in Latin America

The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) documented the progress of jurisprudence on freedom of expression in the Americas in its recent report, “National Case Law on Freedom of Expression.” The report analyzes the time period from 2013 to 2016 in ten countries in the region. Read more »


More than 1,700 judges and other justice operators already accepted for online course on freedom of expression

There are 1,738 magistrates, judges and other justice operators from Latin America who have been accepted to take part in the fifth edition of the course “International legal framework on freedom of expression, access to information and protection of journalists,” which will start May 8. Applications are still open for the course, which will be conducted in Spanish. Read more »


Direct attacks on freedom of expression decrease in Argentina during 2016, according to FOPEA

The Forum for Argentine Journalism (Fopea) recently presented the report Monitoring Freedom of Expression 2016, in which it recorded and analyzed the 65 direct attacks and aggressions the Argentine press suffered during the year. Read more »