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Topic “access to information”

Law enforcement restricts news coverage of wildfires in Western part of United States

Authorities have restricted reporters trying to cover the massive wildfires burning in the Western part of the United States, and at least one photographer was "roughed up," handcuffed and accused of obstruction, prompting the Nevada newspaper where he works to prepare a formal complaint, reported the Associated Press. Read more »


Local public information access law approved in the Misiones Province of Argentina

On Tuesday, June 12, the Argentine Journalism Forum applauded the new public information access in the Misiones Province of Argentina, which was approved on June 7 by the provincial congress, and said that this "means a significant step forward for freedom of expression, state transparency, and citizens' rights in democracy." Read more »


Cuba expels journalist for interviewing activist


Cuban authorities have given independent journalist Alexis Ferrer 72 hours to leave the island, reported the site Cuba Encuentro.

The blogger was arrested and interrogated after interviewing activist Eliécer Ávila for a documentary Ferrer was preparing for the site the journalist co-founded, La Cubanada. Read more »


Guatemalan TV reporter injured during student protest


A Guatemalan TV reporter was injured while covering the eviction of university student protesters, reported the news agency AFP. Read more »


Guatemala publishes first Braille newspaper in Central America


On Thursday, May 31, the first Braille newspaper in Central American was published in Guatemala, reported the news site CNN México. Read more »


Pressure from student protests prompts Mexican TV stations to nationally broadcast presidential debate


Succumbing to pressure from the Mexican student movement “Yo Soy 132,”, or "I am 132," the president of the TV station Televisa, Emilio Azcárraga, agreed to nationally broadcast the next presidential debate, reported Noticias MVS. Read more »


Journalists at 10th Austin Forum call for solidarity in face of endemic violence in Latin America

The fifth panel of the 10th annual Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas, moderated by Mónica González, director of the Center for Journalistic Investigation (CIPER in Spanish) in Chile, discussed the "Endemic Violence Against Journalists and Media in Latin America" and the need for journalists to ally with NGOs, working in a long-term commitment. Read more »


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