Mexican journalist Aristegui qualifies her dismissal as an “outrage” to freedom of expression

Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui denounced on Monday that her departure from the influential radio program she hosted is an attack on freedom of speech planned by someone ‘very powerful.’ My dismissal is “a very serious blow, it’s an outrage and our...

Ecuador devalues IAPA report on freedom of expression

The Government of Ecuador considers worthless the observations made by the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) to the country in terms of freedom of expression. The IAPA report, which indicated that several weekly addresses have been directed to “attack...

Denmark: shooting in Islamism and freedom of expression forum left 1 dead and 3 injured

A civilian killed and 3 policemen wounded were registered on February 14 after a shooting perpetrated by 2 guys in Copenhagen (Denmark). The attack occurred during a hearing of the Ambassador of France, François Zimeray, and illustrator of Muhammad, Lars Vilks, where they spoke...

Pope Francis: Freedom of expression is a right “but there are limits”

Pope Francis said on Thursday that freedom of speech has its limits and it can not provoke or offend religion. “You can not offend or make war, or murder in the name of religion or in the name of God,” the Pontiff told reporters aboard the plane that took him from to...

SIP calls on Ecuador and Venezuela to respect the freedom of expression

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) demanded the governments of Ecuador and Venezuela to respect the freedom of expression at the end of the 70th General Assembly of the organization which was held in Santiago de Chile. In the case of Ecuador, the IAPA demanded the repeal...

IACHR designates Edison Lanza as new rapporteur for freedom of expression

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) selected the Uruguayan Edison Lanza for the position of Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, replacing Colombian Catalina Botero, the institution said. Lanza is a lawyer, journalist and consultant for international...

Correa denies that closure of Hoy Daily be for Communication Law

President Rafael Correa rejected this Monday that the Communication Law has forced the Hoy Daily to close its print edition, as noted by the media, and attributed it to a “gross mismanagement.” Correa, promoter of the Communication Law that increased control over the...

Correa: “It is perfectly legitimate to have a communication law”

The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, defended the regulation of the media, facing to criticism from the international press and organizations that defend freedom of expression. In an interview with the Spanish newspaper El País, Correa said that all power needs social...