Uruguay’s new media law: A model for Latin America?
Recent articles in Uruguay

A proposed law introducing the so-called “right to be forgotten” in Uruguay could have negative implications for the work of journalists and access to information online.

The chairman of the Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information of the IAPA, Uruguayan Claudio Paolillo, answers questions during a press conference in Guatemala City, 21 February 2014, JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images

The news of the journalist’s death immediately shocked the press circles in Uruguay and in several countries of the region in which Paolillo was known for his leadership in the IAPA battles in favor of press freedom and freedom of expression.

Link to: Uruguay: Social media users face criminal charges for posting videos of prison brawls

The Inter American Press Association condemns criminal charges being brought by the government of Uruguay against social media account holders on the alleged grounds that “they arouse fear in the citizenry” in disseminating videos showing brawls in prisons.