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 Americas


17 November 2004 - Cuba and Colombia: a nightmare for journalists

 Argentina


10 September 2004 - Ruling accepts importance of protecting journalistic sources

 Brazil


15 May 2004 - Government drops deportation threat against New York Times correspondent
5 May 2004 - Journalist murdered in Pernambuco State
23 April 2004 - Journalist murdered at the Paraguayan border

 Canada


8 December 2004 - Dangerous precedent as journalist sentenced for protecting his sources
6 December 2004 - Ken Peters will not be imprisoned for refusing to name a source
27 August 2004 - Temporary reprieve for CHOIradioX
22 January 2004 - Journalist at risk of prison for having classified information after police search her home and office

 Chile


29 April 2004 - Judge seizes computers from online daily under anti-terrorist law

 Colombia


5 October 2004 - Threats against Semana journalists, phones tapped
10 September 2004 - Concern about repeated threats to journalist probing murder case
17 June 2004 - Reporters Without Borders protests against restrictions on press coverage of government talks with paramilitaries
27 May 2004 - EU-Latin America summit in Mexico: Spotlight on Cuba, worst press freedom violator of the 58 participating states
12 March 2004 - Reporters Without Borders welcomes verdict for murder of journalist Jaime Garzón
28 February 2004 - Radio Nova contributor is free
25 February 2004 - Death threats against two journalists in Barrancabermeja
6 February 2004 - Open letter to Javier Solana raises press freedom concerns in Colombia
6 February 2004 - Impunity blamed for murder of TV news presenter and abduction of TV reporter

 Costa Rica


6 August 2004 - The Inter-American Court of Human Rights overturns journalist’s libel conviction

 Cuba


6 December 2004 - Fourth journalist released
3 December 2004 - Reporters Without Borders hails release of Raúl Rivero and Edel García
29 November 2004 - Authorities let independent journalist Oscar Espinosa Chepe go home
4 September 2004 - Fabio Prieto Llorente ended his hunger strike
1 September 2004 - Wife of jailed journalist criticises "humiliating" prison conditions and appeals for international support
25 June 2004 - Journalist Manuel Vázquez Portal released
24 June 2004 - Freelance journaliste Manuel Vázquez Portal released
21 June 2004 - Freelance journalist Carmelo Díaz Fernández released
10 June 2004 - Freelance journalist Carlos Alberto Dominguez González released
27 May 2004 - EU-Latin America summit in Mexico: Spotlight on Cuba, worst press freedom violator of the 58 participating states
27 April 2004 - Journalist sentenced to three years in prison
27 March 2004 - The Raúl Rivero support committee hands out books to tourists leaving for Cuba
25 March 2004 - Reporters Without Borders seeks meeting with Marco Tronchetti Provera, Chairman of Telecom Italia’s board of directors
18 March 2004 - Europe urged to remember Cuban repression on 1st anniversary of crackdown
10 March 2004 - Reporters Without Borders ordered to pay 6,000 euros to Korda’s heir over use of Che photo
21 January 2004 - AFP journalist attacked outside contemporary Cuban art exhibition
20 January 2004 - Reporters Without Borders demonstrates in Paris against imprisonment of journalists in Cuba
14 January 2004 - The government plans to track down unauthorised Internet-users
13 January 2004 - Prison guards brutally beat jailed Cuban journalist

 Dominican Republic


1 October 2004 - TV station director is the target of murder attempt

 Ecuador


3 November 2004 - Journalist Rodrigo Fierro narrowly avoids prison
13 February 2004 - TV station chief shot at and radio stations harassed

 France


21 January 2004 - AFP journalist attacked outside contemporary Cuban art exhibition

 Grenada


2 June 2004 - TV news chief resigns in protest at government pressure

 Haïti


10 December 2004 - Jean Dominique murder: three quarters of case file goes missing
2 December 2004 - Reporters Without Borders lobbies government about continuing failure to punish killers of journalists Brignol Lindor and Jean Dominique
9 November 2004 - Former rebels falsely accuse journalist of involvement in murder plot
9 July 2004 - Jean Dominique case : appeal court finally rules
6 July 2004 - Press freedom returns: a gain to be nurtured
27 May 2004 - EU-Latin America summit in Mexico: Spotlight on Cuba, worst press freedom violator of the 58 participating states
2 April 2004 - Fourth anniversary of journalist Jean Dominique’s murder
30 March 2004 - Police inspector arrested in death of Spanish journalist
1 March 2004 - Media continue to work warily in wake of Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s departure
24 February 2004 - Seven journalists assaulted and three radio stations torched in a bloody weekend for press freedom
11 February 2004 - Serious decline in press freedom deplored after 40 attacks so far this year
16 January 2004 - Arsonists attack two private radio stations
15 January 2004 - Reporters Without Borders protests at sabotage as new form of censorship

 Honduras


20 February 2004 - Reporters Without Borders protests against TV journalist’s jail sentence

 Italy


25 March 2004 - Reporters Without Borders seeks meeting with Marco Tronchetti Provera, Chairman of Telecom Italia’s board of directors

 Mexico


17 December 2004 - Authorities agree to give Juan Torres protection
28 September 2004 - Drug cartel hit-man arrested for journalist’s murder
10 September 2004 - Charred body said to be that of journalist who disappeared three months ago
4 June 2004 - Disturbing development in probe of journalist’s murder
19 May 2004 - Man accused of journalist’s murder killed in prison
28 April 2004 - Joint mission investigates Mora García’s death
3 February 2004 - Threats against Sinaloa journalist who investigated child prostitution

 Nicaragua


18 May 2004 - Two acquitted of complicity in murder of journalist Carlos Guadamuz
11 February 2004 - Reporters Without Borders expresses anger and concern after murder of journalist

 Panama


2 September 2004 - New president urged to repeal laws restricting press freedom
30 June 2004 - Reporters Without Borders challenges the president-elect on gagging laws

 Peru


31 December 2004 - Journalist rescued after three days in captivity
9 June 2004 - Three new arrests in the Alberto Rivera Fernández murder case
26 May 2004 - Court lifts ban preventing British journalist from leaving the country

 United States


20 December 2004 - Dangerous precedent seen in decision to put Al-Manar on list of terror organisations
6 December 2004 - Prosecution of Taricani could be dropped after source identifies himself
22 October 2004 - Two reporters suspended for attending anti-Bush concert
18 October 2004 - Matthew Cooper again under threat of imprisonment
19 August 2004 - Reporters Without Borders warns of increasing attacks on protection of journalistic sources
5 May 2004 - British journalist without press visa treated like criminal on arrival in Los Angeles
31 March 2004 - Protest at running fine on TV reporter for refusing to reveal sources to court

 Venezuela


7 December 2004 - Promulgation of law on social responsibility
20 October 2004 - Government urged to amend radio and TV bill
8 September 2004 - Journalist’s murder causes great concern
30 July 2004 - New law a threat to journalists’ rights
13 May 2004 - Two journalists beaten up by military intelligence agents
5 March 2004 - Demonstrators continue to target the media
3 March 2004 - A dozen journalists assaulted and injured