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Venezuelan authorities raid, shutter VPITV broadcaster

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Bogotá, January 11, 2021 – Venezuelan authorities should return all equipment confiscated from VPITV and allow it to work...

‘Three people threatened to shoot me.’ Journalists describe covering mob violence at the US...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Yesterday’s pro-Trump protests in Washington, D.C. — during which a mob broke into the Capitol building and forced journalists,...

Brazilian radio journalist Marco Antônio Ferreira threatened, car burned

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Rio de Janeiro, December 23, 2020 – Brazilian authorities must promptly and thoroughly investigate threats to radio journalist Marco...

Cuban journalist Luz Escobar barred from leaving home since December 4

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Miami, December 10, 2020 – Cuban authorities must allow journalist Luz Escobar to leave her home, and should stop...

Journalist Romano dos Anjos kidnapped and assaulted in Brazil

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Rio de Janeiro, October 29, 2020 — Brazilian authorities must promptly and thoroughly investigate the kidnapping of journalist Romano...

Report outlines long road to post-COVID recovery for Latin America and Caribbean |

Alicia Bárcena was speaking during a virtual press conference where she unveiled ECLAC’s latest report which outlines policy recommendations for addressing the economic effects...

US delivering ‘peace through strength’: President Trump tells UN | Trump slams China for...

‘Dawn of the new Middle East’ Broadcast on the first day of the General Assembly’s annual General Debate, Mr. Trump’s comments were made in a...

Investigative journalist Paola Ugaz faces criminal defamation suit in Peru

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). New York, September 22, 2020 — Peruvian authorities must stop the campaign of legal harassment against journalist Paola Ugaz...

Canada denies entry to Danish journalist Kristian Lindhardt covering Indigenous land rights

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). On August 21, 2020, Canadian immigration authorities at the Vancouver International Airport denied entry to Kristian Lindhardt, a Danish...

Perú’s state TV broadcasts 23 hours in Spanish daily but only 1 hour in...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Source of original article: Teodora C. Hasegan / Global Voices (globalvoices.org). The title of this article summarizes the...

Nicaraguan journalist David Quintana faces criminal slander suit

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Managua, August 19, 2020 — Authorities in Nicaragua should drop the criminal slander proceedings against journalist David Quintana, and...

Soldiers shoot at journalist in Colombia, threaten reporters covering coca protests

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Bogotá, August 17, 2020 – Colombian authorities must undertake a thorough and transparent investigation into violence against journalists Fernando...

The (expensive) political narrative of President Jeanine Áñez · Global Voices

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Source of original article: Liam Anderson / Global Voices (globalvoices.org). Throughout her campaign and current presidency, President Jeanine...

Storms, coronavirus pose ‘double threat’ for children in Central America and Caribbean – UNICEF...

“In the coming days and weeks, children and families will be at risk of being hit simultaneously by two disasters, COVID-19 and hurricanes,” cautioned...

Paraguayan soldiers assault, detain journalist Roberto Esquivel

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Miami, July 23, 2020 – Paraguayan authorities must thoroughly investigate the detention and assault of journalist Roberto Esquivel and...

Honduran journalist David Romero dies after contracting COVID-19 in jail

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Managua, Nicaragua, July 19, 2020–Honduran journalist David Romero Ellner died yesterday around 7 a.m. of respiratory failure after contracting...

‘Historic’ Caribbean dust storm shows value of forecast services: UN weather agency |

The storm arrived in the Eastern Caribbean from North Africa last week, affecting a wide area so far, spanning from the northern coast of...

Venezuelan journalists charged under anti-hate law, held on house arrest

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Miami, June 25, 2020 — Venezuelan authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalists María Luisa “Mimi” Arriaga and...

Covering police violence protests in the US

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Reporters have been attacked and arrested while covering protests following the death of George Floyd. Follow our coverage at...

How Trump’s ‘game-changer’ drug is boosting nationalism in Brazil and India · Global Voices

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Source of original article: Taisa Sganzerla / Global Voices (globalvoices.org). As COVID-19 spread around the world in early...

First Person: Countering COVID-19 misinformation in Venezuela |

Gema Cortés has been working for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the capital Caracas for the last...
The International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015–2024

Dr. Barryl Biekman’s Urgent Letter to H.E. Donald John Trump Regarding the Murder of...

From: Dr. Barryl A. BiekmanCoordination & Monitoring Working Group UN International Decade People of African descent. (The Netherlands)[email protected]   To: H.E. Donald John TrumpPresident of the United States...

PROF. BRICE SINSIN AU SUJET DE LA COVID-19 EN AFRIQUE : « IL EST...

Ecologue, le Professeur Brice Sinsin fait le lien entre la crise de la biodiversité et la pandémie de la Covid-19. L’ancien Recteur de l’Université...

Legislation proposed by new Uruguayan president criminalizes insulting police

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Miami, May 14, 2020 — Uruguayan lawmakers should reject a proposed regulation criminalizing insulting police, and ensure that laws...