Central America

06.02.2013

Latin American and Caribbean leaders to push for complete nuclear disarmament at UN Summit

Latin American and Caribbean leaders to push for complete nuclear disarmament at UN Summit

Santiago de Chile, January 28th 2013 – Mayors for Peace welcomes the renewed commitment of the 33 Heads of State of Latin America and the Caribbean to work towards a world free of nuclear weapons. The leaders reaffirmed the priority objective to reach a world free of nuclear weapons… »

12.12.2012

Newly adopted law discriminates against indigenous community media

Newly adopted law discriminates against indigenous community media

Reporters Without Borders reiterates its condemnation of the newly-adopted General Telecommunications Law (LGT), which will penalize small radio stations, especially indigenous community radio stations, that are waiting to be officially assigned broadcast frequencies.   Approved on third reading by the Guatemalan congress on 19 November, it was signed into law… »

28.11.2012

Supreme Court suspends controversial article of Cyber Crimes Law

Supreme Court suspends controversial article of Cyber Crimes Law

As a result of a constitutional challenge filed by the journalist Randall Rivera against Costa Rica’s Information Crimes Law, the Supreme Court has temporarily suspended parts of the controversial legislation, in particular Article 288 providing for prison sentences of between four and eight years for anyone publishing “secret political information”. »

04.11.2012

Who Cares About 1.8 Million Haitians Hit by Sandy – They Do Not Vote in US Elections!

Who Cares About 1.8 Million Haitians Hit by Sandy – They Do Not Vote in US Elections!

Mainstream media have focussed for many days on Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the U.S.–predictions, images, surveys on who will win the presidential election on 6 November, etc. Meanwhile, very little attention has been paid to the fact that some 1.8 million Haitians have also been affected according to the… »

18.10.2012

Trinidad and Tobago: Government obtains newspaper reporter’s phone records

Trinidad and Tobago: Government obtains newspaper reporter’s phone records

Reporters Without Borders calls for the creation of an independent commission of enquiry into revelations that Trinidad Guardian reporter Anika Gumbs-Sandiford‘s confidential phone records were illegally passed to a government agency.   The media freedom organization is also concerned about the effect of a smear operation against certain journalists and… »

03.09.2012

Slavery: Use of Children as Domestic Workers Pervasive Throughout Haiti

[/media-credit] UN picture: Children in Haiti are victims of violence.The use of children as domestic workers is pervasive throughout Haiti. Though culturally accepted for generations, a new campaign has been launched to combat what is one of the worst forms of child labour. Her day starts at 4 a.m.. »

17.07.2012

Thousands of Haitians Escape from Desperation… to Die in the Ocean

Thousands of peoples from Haiti and other Caribbean countries have been risking their lives trying to escape by sea from difficult living situations in their homelands, the [UN](http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=42470&Cr=haiti&Cr1=) warns. »

13.07.2012

Radio reporter gunned down and TV journalist shot at for second time

Adonis Felipe Bueso Gutiérrez, a reporter for the Christian radio station Stereo Naranja, was shot dead with two of his cousins on 8 July in Villanueva in the northern department of Cortés while on holiday visiting his family. He was to have taken part in celebrations on 21 July marking the first anniversary of the station, located in Sonoguera in the department of Colón. »

17.05.2012

Kidnapped radio journalist Alfredo Villatoro found shot dead

Radio journalist Alfredo Villatoro, kidnapped on his way to work last week, was found dead yesterday on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa six days after his abduction. »

07.03.2012

Cité Soleil in mourning for murdered community radio station manager

Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened by the news that radio journalist Jean Liphète Nelson was gunned down yesterday in Cité Soleil, the poorest neighbourhood of the capital, Port-au-Prince. »

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