Communications Rights

US embargo makes Cuban internet slow and expensive

Josh Wolf now the longest-jailed journalist in US history

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Today, Bay Area independent media journalist Josh Wolf breaks a dismal record: imprisoned for 168 days and counting, he has been jailed for protecting his sources longer than any journalist in US history. Take action to demand laws shielding journalists from being forced to testify on their sources.

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Cuba blasts US-backed anti-Castro TV programming

How the net turns code into politics

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The freedoms built in to the net are under attack like never before.

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Hugo Chávez and RCTV

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The government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez chose not to renew the license of the audiovisual group Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV), which will expire May 28, 2007. This decision, which is completely legal, created a lively debate in the international press, which has become a mouthpiece for the Venezuelan opposition and immediately denounced a case of "censorship."

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Community radio stations under fire in Mexico

The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey