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Judge rules that press court, not criminal court, should hear “spying” case

A La Paz court has ruled on 5 August that the government’s “spying” case against La Razón reporter Ricardo Aguilar and the newspaper’s editor, (...)

Published on 8 August 2014 Read


Cuban authorities urged to explain detained blogger’s disappearance

When detained Cuban writer and blogger Angel Santiesteban-Prats disappeared from San Miguel del Padrón prison on 21 July, the authorities said he (...)

Published on 6 August 2014 Read


Three radio presenters threatened and attacked in Santa Fe

Three journalists with Radio Sol, a station based in the northern city of Santa Fe, were the victims of a physical attack on 31 July after being (...)

Published on 5 August 2014 Read


Community radio host’s 12-year-old son killed in shooting

The son of radio La Calentana Mexiquense’s founder and presenter, Indalecio Benítez Mondragón, was killed on the night of 1 August when masked (...)

Published on 5 August 2014 Read


Venezuela urged to improve media situation

Venezuela’s year-old economic and social crisis has had a big impact on freedom of information. Physical attacks on journalists have hurt the (...)

Published on 4 August 2014 Read


Online coverage of drug-trafficking under threat in Tamaulipas

The authorities in Mexico’s northeastern border state of Tamaulipas are said to behind smear campaigns and acts of intimidation targeting (...)

Published on 4 August 2014 Read


TV reporter stabbed to death at home in Zacatecas state

Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that Nolberto Herrera Rodríguez, a cameraman and reporter with Canal 9 TV news, was found murdered (...)

Published on 31 July 2014 Read


RWB Americas correspondents voice support for colleague Dina Meza, still threatened in Honduras

Reporters Without Borders’ correspondents in the Americas have written to the Honduran authorities urging them to finally provide protection to (...)

Published on 30 July 2014 Read

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