Category : Americas

Censorship gone viral: The cross-fertilisation of repression

alt informationCensorship has cross-fertilised and gone viral infecting both democracies and their authoritarian counterparts.  

Coalition to intervene in Canada Supreme Court case on confidentiality of journalists’ sources

alt informationA coalition of 12 press freedom and civil liberties groups from around the world, including Index on Censorshp, will intervene in a VICE News case seeking to keep confidential conversations between its reporter Ben Makuch and a source from being turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Media freedom in Honduras: “The noose is tightening”

alt information“The noose is tightening around the Honduran people more than ever,” says Dana Frank, professor at UC Santa Cruz, specialising in human rights and US policy in post-coup Honduras, adding that with this comes increased repression of the media.

Media freedom in Honduras: Index speaks with Dina Meza

alt informationSince 1992 Honduran journalist Dina Meza has been investigating corruption and violations of free speech throughout South America, including the murder of journalists in Honduras

After cartel kidnapping, Mexican journalist fled to U.S.

alt informationThe men from the Sinaloa cartel had made a mistake, and now they were looking to use it to their advantage.

Argentine journalist fled after prosecutor’s death

alt information"I was sure they were going to kill me, taking into account what happened to Nisman."

USA: Climate for press freedom worsens in Missouri and surrounding states

alt informationJournalists tell international delegation of hostility, restricted access

Duncan Tucker: Financial pressures are undermining Latin America’s media

alt informationMounting financial pressures are robbing many of Latin America's media outlets of their objectivity and forcing them to toe pro-government lines.

Net neutrality decision has huge implications for free expression online

alt information Internet users should be able to access the legal content they want - not have their choices dictated by the whim of major corporations

Annual appeal: Walking on the cartoon creative road

alt informationDon’t let the bullies win - help us champion the people who are fighting back. People like Freedom of Expression Awards fellows Turkey Blocks.

National and international cultural and human rights organisations denounce Trump’s executive order on immigration

alt informationMore than thirty cultural institutions and human rights organisations around the world oppose Trump’s immigration ban

New documentary looks at the only cartoonist to be jailed for obscenity in the USA

alt informationFor the good of society, American cartoonist Mike Diana was jailed without bail in 1994. So ruled a jury at the Pinellas County court in Florida, taking just 90 minutes to find him guilty