Freedom of Press Latin America, lowest levels since 1989

Posted on May 3, 2013 • Filed under: Ecuador, Human Rights Latin America reported with six countries listed without a free press, including three countries with some of the highest levels of impunity in the world for press crimes, Latin American freedom of expression is at its lowest levels since 1989, according to Freedom House’s annual report, released on Wednesday, May 1, and the Committee to Protect Journalists’ (CPJ) 2013 Impunity Index, published today, May 2.
In Freedom House’s report, Paraguay and Ecuador fell from their previous press freedom rank of “Partly Free” to “Not Free” in 2012, joining Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico and Honduras. CPJ, meanwhile, ranked Colombia, Mexico and Brazil as some of the countries where criminal kills journalists with the greatest impunity. Read Article

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