Stories about Latin America

7 April 2017

As Protests Escalate, Web TV and News Sites Are Censored in Venezuela

Multiple web TV channels that had been broadcasting protests in Caracas have been inaccessible since the morning of April 7.

News Website Cameraman Arrested While Broadcasting Protests in Venezuela

"Almost 30,000 people were watching the VPITV broadcast on YouTube when the Bolivarian National Police took the cameraman."

In Venezuela, Activists Document Protests and Share Protection Tactics

"Human rights violations don't have a time limit...Record for the future, when there will be democracy."

5 April 2017

Netizen Report: Online Battles Break Out Amid Elections in Armenia and Ecuador

LiveJournal bans "political solicitation" in Russia (its new home), Google contemplates a return to China, and Bangladesh's telecom regulator rejects a proposed Facebook bedtime ban.

4 April 2017

Ecuadorian Elections Marked by Website Outages, Twitter Suspensions

Along with pro-opposition websites, some media rights groups saw a sharp decline in traffic on the evening of the election.

3 April 2017

A Brazilian Judge Demands a Blogger's Sources, Testing the Limits of Media Freedom

Judge Sergio Moro later reversed his decision, but the action highlighted the weakness of the legal protection mechanisms of citizen journalists in Brazil.

20 March 2017

Alleged Attacks on Online Media Follow the Tragic Death by Fire of Young Women in Guatemala

A local media outlet that published testimonies of some of the victims of the shelter fire suffered a DDoS attack.

18 March 2017

Brazilian Facebook User Prosecuted for Posting a Joke About a Politician

The administrator was prosecuted not for defamation, but rather for violating Brazil's anonymity laws.

21 February 2017

Free Expression is Under Fire as Venezuela Takes CNN Spanish Off Air

CNN broadcasts will now be freely available on YouTube. But how much impact will this have in the country with one of the slowest Internet connections in the region?

16 February 2017

Netizen Report: In Kenya and Mexico, Citizens Suspect State Manipulation on Twitter

As social manipulation abounds on Twitter, Venezuela blocks more news websites, and Facebook heads to France to fight fake news.

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