Puerto Rico

Centro de Periodismo Investigativo v. Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico

October 16, 2017

RCFP filed an amicus brief in the District of Puerto Rico in support of Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI), an investigative journalism organization. CPI brought suit seeking records and information from the government oversight board created by Congress to manage the territory's finances after Puerto Rico's financial crisis last year. The board moved to dismiss, arguing that the federal statute creating the board supersedes Puerto Rico's public records laws. RCFP's amicus brief argues that the statute does not deprive Puerto Ricans of their rights of access and that the board's motion to dismiss should be denied.

FBI listened in on Puerto Rican reporters' calls

Samantha Fredrickson | Privacy | Feature | December 17, 2008
December 17, 2008

The FBI has monitored telephone conversations of at least four journalists in connection with the arrest of Puerto Rican Senator Jorge de Castro Font.

A federal grand jury indicted the senator in October on charges of bribery, wire fraud and money laundering. He is awaiting trial.