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São Paulo police arrest Brazilian sports blogger Paulo Cezar de Andrade Prado in defamation...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). New York, September 29, 2021 — Brazilian authorities should release sports blogger Paulo Cezar de Andrade Prado and stop...

Colombia calls for global financial consensus to avert COVID debt crisis |

“Many (countries) have not begun to process the necessary tax reforms to pay emergency expenses, and today they are being evaluated with pre-pandemic criteria...

Journalists detained and harassed, internet disrupted amid Cuban protests

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Miami, July 14, 2021 — Cuban authorities should immediately and unconditionally release all detained journalists, stop disrupting internet access in...

UN condemns ‘abhorrent’ assassination of Haiti President Jovenel Moïse |

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the incident in the strongest terms, according to a statement issued by his Spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric.  An ‘abhorrent act’  “The...

Colombia peace process at critical juncture: UN envoy |

Carlos Ruiz Massieu, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, briefed ambassadors on latest developments under the...

Mexican journalist Ricardo López shot and killed in Sonora

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Mexico City, July 28, 2021 – The Committee to Protect Journalist today urged Mexican authorities to immediately and credibly...

Lifesaving help needed for Venezuela cancer patients hit by US sanctions |

“The lives of Venezuelan transplant patients who are stranded in foreign countries, as well as those waiting to travel abroad for live-saving operations are...

Pegasus Project revelations show added layer of risk for corruption reporters

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Exposing those who abuse power for personal gain is a dangerous activity. Nearly 300 journalists killed for their work...

UN rights chief calls for prompt release of protestors held in Cuba |

The massive protests began on Sunday and are the biggest in decades, with thousands taking to the streets across the Caribbean island nation to...

UN rights chief calls for prompt release of protestors held in Cuba |

The massive protests began on Sunday and are the biggest in decades, with thousands taking to the streets across the Caribbean island nation to...

‘Like an open-air cage’: Police restrict reporters’ access to Canadian anti-logging protests

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). As demonstrators in the Canadian province of British Columbia protest the logging of one of the province’s last old-growth...

UN General Assembly calls for US to end Cuba embargo for 29th consecutive year...

In the meeting held in-person on Wednesday at UN headquarters in New York, three countries - Colombia, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates -...

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering mass protests in Colombia

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Violent and deadly protests have flared in urban centers across Colombia since April 28, 2021, including Bogotá, the capital,...

CPJ calls on Biden administration to commit to source protection in wake of Washington...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Washington, D.C., May 10, 2021 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Biden administration to make...

‘Trauma makes its way back to you’: Four US journalists on covering mass shootings

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). In the photograph published in The Washington Post, a woman kneels on the ground, her hands in her lap, her body bathed...

Argentine newspaper office ransacked, journalist threatened following reporting on sexual assault

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Miami, March 24, 2021 — Argentine authorities should immediately investigate the attack on the Río Negro daily newspaper and its...

Mexican journalist Jorge Molontzín missing in Sonora since March 10

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Mexico City, March 22, 2021 – Mexican authorities must thoroughly investigate the disappearance of journalist Jorge Molontzín Centlal, determine...

Peruvian presidential candidate files trademark complaint against journalist and Penguin Random House

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Bogotá, March 18, 2021 – Peruvian authorities should dismiss the trademark complaint filed by César Acuña Peralta against journalist...

Former Ecuadorian president threatens, files suit against journalist Dayanna Monroy

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Bogotá, February 9, 2021 – Ecuadorian authorities must swiftly and thoroughly investigate threats made to journalist Dayanna Monroy, ensure...

Peruvian journalist Erick Osores convicted of criminal defamation, given 1-year suspended prison term

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). On January 14, 2021, a Peruvian criminal court convicted journalist Erick Iván Osores Patiño of defamation and sentenced him...

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...