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AMERICAS: The Region

Attacks on the Press in 2005:
Analyis: All the News That Can't Be Printed

Ataques á la prensa en 2004:

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Cases of attacks on the press in the Americas
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ARGENTINA

Journalist attacked after report on abuses at local orphanage

CASE
December 29, 2006


Police reporter's car attacked

CASE
December 27, 2006


Death threats against two critical journalists raise alarm

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NEWS ALERT
September 29, 2006


Explanation sought for cancellation of two shows

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LETTER
August 3, 2006


Photographer attacked by security forces

CASE
June 30, 2006


CPJ is concerned about death threats against radio journalist
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NEWS ALERT
June 16, 2006


Hackers obtain journalists' e-mail exchanges with sources

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NEWS ALERT
May 23, 2006


Journalist attacked and threatened by local official

CASE
May 12, 2006


Newspaper director threatened with death by local mayor
CASE
May 5, 2006


Threats target reporter who exposed police abuses
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PROTEST LETTER
February 3, 2006


Radio host accuses government of censorship for canning show

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NEWS ALERT
January 4, 2006


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BAHAMAS

Four Miami reporters harassed
CASE
February 28, 2006


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BOLIVIA

Radio host harassed for criticizing separatists
CASE
December 13, 2006


State television channel attacked
CASE
December 7, 2006


TV station bombed, no injuries reported

CASE
September 8, 2006


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BRAZIL

Abducted TV reporter released after station airs kidnappers' tape
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NEWS ALERT
August 14, 2006


Courts grant injunctions against two newspapers

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NEWS ALERT
June 2, 2006


Newspaper attacked in the wake of crime wave

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NEWS ALERT
May 19, 2006


Radio reporter attacked

CASE
May 8, 2006


Newspaper attacked
CASE
January 13, 2006


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CANADA

Police request reporter's records

CASE
January 19, 2006


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CHILE

Journalists injured, detained during student strike

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NEWS ALERT
May 31, 2006


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COLOMBIA

Radio journalist threatened after reporting on paramilitaries
CASE
November 30, 2006

Journalist gets death threats

CASE
Novermber 28, 2006

Telesur correspondent detained on terror charges

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NEWS ALERT
November 21, 2006


Journalist flees home after death threats
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NEWS ALERT
October 24, 2006


Gunmen disrupt distribution of newspaper

CASE
October 3, 2006


Radio commentator gunned down in his home
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NEWS ALERT
August 28, 2006


In Colombia, a provincial radio journalist is murdered

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NEWS ALERT
August 11, 2006


CPJ calls for probe into death threats against Bucaramanga editor

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NEWS ALERT
July 25, 2006


Death threat for journalist given three days to leave the country
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NEWS ALERT
July 5, 2006


CPJ alarmed by threats against journalists and press freedom group
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NEWS ALERT
June 14, 2006


Four journalists held during indigenous protests released

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NEWS ALERT
May 22, 2006


Four journalists arrested while covering protests in Colombia
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NEWS ALERT
May 18, 2006


Colombian journalist flees home after threats
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NEWS ALERT
May 17, 2006


TV reporter killed covering mudslides
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NEWS ALERT
April 17, 2006



Video's accustion raises alarm

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NEWS ALERT
April 4, 2006


Radio host dies of injuries from shooting

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NEWS ALERT
March 21, 2006


Uribe calls press threats 'crime against democracy'
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NEWS ALERT
March 15, 2006


Armed men seize thousands of copies of newspaper
CASE
March 8, 2006


Newspaper reporter flees after death threat
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NEWS ALERT
March 2, 2006


Reporter threatened, forced to flee

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NEWS ALERT
February 9, 2006


A threat and a shooting raise concerns in provincial capital
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NEWS ALERT
February 8, 2006


Journalist gets death threats after murder report

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NEWS ALERT
January 23, 2006


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COSTA RICA


Justice official tells CPJ that government opposes press restrictions
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NEWS ALERT
July 20, 2006


CPJ urges president to reform archaic press laws
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PROTEST LETTER
June 8, 2006


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CUBA

Independent journalist released after ten days
CASE
December 12, 2006


Journalist detained, dissident jailed for launching news agency

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December 6, 2006

Journalist González is freed after 16 months in jail
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NEWS ALERT
November 21, 2006

Independent journalist sentenced to two years’ house arrest

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NEWS ALERT
November 8, 2006


Reporter detained for two days
CASE
September 15, 2006


One reporter is freed and 24 others are still jailed
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NEWS ALERT
August 9, 2006


Reporters denied entry to Cuba
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NEWS ALERT
August 3, 2006


Independent journalist held for a year may be charged

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NEWS ALERT
July 20, 2006


CPJ concerned about the deteriorating health of two journalists
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NEWS ALERT
June 6, 2006


Reporter jailed in Cuba after covering government evictions
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NEWS ALERT
May 30, 2006


CPJ concerned by reports of mistreatment of jailed journalists

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NEWS ALERT
April 6, 2006


CPJ concerned about the health of two journalists on hunger strike
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NEWS ALERT
March 16, 2006


CPJ condemns ongoing harassment of independent journalists
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NEWS ALERT

February 24, 2006


Argentine writer blocked at Havana airport
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NEWS ALERT
February 21, 2006


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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Columnist threatened after corruption reports
CASE
December 20, 2006

Three journalist convicted of criminal defamation

CASE
July 27, 2006


Police arrest suspect in 2004 journalist murder

CASE
April 11, 2006


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ECUADOR


Two journalists killed

NEWS ALERT
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February 17, 2006


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EL SALVADOR

Journalists attacked during street protests
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NEWS ALERT

July 14, 2006

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GUATEMALA

Radio journalist shot dead inside his car

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NEWS ALERT
September 12, 2006


Wounded radio host in stable condition
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NEWS ALERT
August 25, 2006


Radio host wounded in shooting

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NEWS ALERT
August 24, 2006


A welcome decision to strike down 'disrespect' laws

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NEWS ALERT
February 3, 2006


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GUYANA

Four slain, two wounded in vicious attack at printing plant

NEWS ALERT
August 9, 2006


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HAITI


Suspect in journalist murder granted medical release
CASE
April 11, 2006


CPJ urges Préval to make Dominique case a priority
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NEWS ALERT
April 3, 2006


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HONDURAS

Radio host harassed by public official

CASE
May 8, 2006


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MEXICO

Journalist accused of criminal defamation released on parole
CASE
December 19, 2006


Veracruz photographer and reporter receive death threats
CASE
November 25, 2006


Two officials suspected in shooting of U.S. journalist released  

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NEWS ALERT
December 4, 2006


Another journalist found murdered in Veracruz
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NEWS ALERT
December 1, 2006


Provincial reporter found dead

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NEWS ALERT
November 22, 2006


Former director of Mexico City daily found murdered
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NEWS ALERT
November 17, 2006


Editor of a provincial paper found dead
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NEWS ALERT
November 13, 2006


CPJ calls for federal probe into killing of U.S. journalist in Mexico

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LETTER
October 30, 2006

Documentary crew attacked by Mexico City police
CASE
September 15, 2006


Assailants attack a reporter and two photographers
CASE
September 5, 2006


Grenade attack on newspaper that reports on drug trafficking
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NEWS ALERT
August 24, 2006


Two photographers targeted by gunmen during shootout

CASE
August 22, 2006


Anti-government protesters seize 12 private radio stations
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NEWS ALERT
August 21, 2006


Arrest of a suspected mastermind in Ortiz Franco murder
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NEWS ALERT
August 17, 2006


Editor of Mexican crime magazine is found murdered
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NEWS ALERT
August 10, 2006


Gunmen attack newspaper office
CASE
August 9, 2006


Reporter attacked by a group of protesters
CASE
August 8, 2006


Gunmen attack university radio station

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NEWS ALERT
July 24, 2006


Reporter missing since Saturday

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NEWS ALERT
July 11, 2006


CPJ urges revival of probe into murder of Zeta editor
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NEWS ALERT
June 22, 2006


Journalist's car set on fire
CASE
June 20, 2006


Journalist detained while covering meeting of chamber of commerce

CASE
May 13, 2006

Two measures approved in Mexico City to protect journalists

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NEWS ALERT
April 28, 2006


Two bills would protect journalists

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NEWS ALERT
April 20, 2006


Columnist released from prison
CASE
April 13, 2006


Newspaper directors attacked
CASE
April 11, 2006


Photographer gunned down outside his home
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NEWS ALERT
March 10, 2006


Journalist convicted on defamation charges

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NEWS ALERT
March 3, 2006

Tapes reveal plot to jail and assault journalist
NEWS ALERT
February 16, 2006


Mexico to name special prosecutor for crimes against press

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NEWS ALERT
February 8, 2006

Gunmen storm Neuvo Laredo newspaper

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NEWS ALERT
February 7, 2006

Columnist arrested and accused of contempt

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NEWS ALERT
February 6, 2006


Radio journalist assaulted
CASE
February 1, 2006

CPJ urges Mexico's Fox to move on special prosecutor
for free expression crimes

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NEWS ALERT
January 12, 2006


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NICARAGUA

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PANAMA

CPJ alarmed by plan to double jail time for defamation

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NEWS ALERT
June 23, 2006

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PARAGUAY

Death threats against reporter after drug trafficking report

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NEWS ALERT
July 18, 2006


Paraguyan reporter placed on CPJ missing list
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NEWS ALERT
March 30, 2006


Journalist unharmed in shooting
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NEWS ALERT
March 1, 2006


Radio reporter missing
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NEWS ALERT
February 15, 2006


Harrassed newspaper direction loses criminal defamation appeal
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NEWS ALERT
January 6, 2006

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PERU

Two journalists sentenced on criminal defamation charges

CASE
December 27, 2006

Local reporter shot while covering antigovernment protest

CASE
December 5, 2006

Lima editor barred from reporting on former official
CASE
October 30, 2006

Bomb explodes outside journalist's home
CASE
September 30, 2006

Court tosses convictions in journalist's murder
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News Alert
July 28, 2006


Two journalists threatened with death

CASE
May 12, 2006


Protestors attack radio station over ãone-sidedä coverage

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NEWS ALERT
April 24, 2006


Death threats force journalist to flee the country

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NEWS ALERT
April 13, 2006


Journalist attacked, threatened after reporting on colleague's murder

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NEWS ALERT
March 24, 2006


Radio host attacked
CASE
March 10, 2006


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UNITED STATES

CPJ writes to Rumsfeld over Iraq detention
LETTER
November 7, 2006

CPJ appeals FOIA denial on Al-Jazeera bombing

NEWS ALERT
October 20, 2006


CPJ concerned by jail sentence against two reporters

NEWS ALERT
September 22, 2006


Video blogger ordered back to jail

NEWS ALERT
September 20, 2006


Blogger freed after 30 days in jail; case still looms

NEWS ALERT
September 1, 2006


Judge jails freelancer over videotape

NEWS ALERT
August 2, 2006


Author Suskind alleges Afghan bombing of Al-Jazeera was deliberate

NEWS ALERT
June 21, 2006


Concerns raised as FBI agents use pepper spray on reporters

NEWS ALERT
March 27, 2006


CPJ alarmed by attacks on Chinese journalists in the U.S.
NEWS ALERT
February 23, 2006


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URUGUAY

High court reinstates criminal libel verdict
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NEWS ALERT
September 26, 2006


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VENEZUELA

Columnist shot to death in front of home
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NEWS ALERT
August 29, 2006


Chávez threatens critical private broadcasters
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NEWS ALERT
June 15, 2006


State legislature calls for eviction of critical newspaper
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NEWS ALERT
May 25, 2006


Journalist convicted of criminal defamation
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NEWS ALERT
May 5, 2006

Journalist released on parole
CASE
April 12, 2006

Newspaper director convicted on defamation, slander charges

CASE
April 11, 2006


Defamation charges brought against columnist

CASE
April 8, 2006

Photographer gunned down near anti-crime protest

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NEWS ALERT
April 6, 2006


Bomb attack and threats against newspaper

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NEWS ALERT
March 10, 2006


Journalist arrested at TV station

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NEWS ALERT
March 6, 2006


Judge issues gag order in high-profile murder case

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NEWS ALERT
January 25, 2006


CPJ deplores attempt to censor media coverage of murder case
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NEWS ALERT
January 20, 2006

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