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Topic “access to information”

U.S. war on information leaks continues with new rules implementing polygraph tests

Outcry over leaked national security information published in The New York Times and other news media outlets has prompted U.S. national intelligence to implement new rules aimed at curbing -- and punishing -- information leaks, the NY Times reported. Read more »


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 »


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