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Peruvian, Mexican and Colombian journalists take home Ortega y Gasset Journalism Awards

Peruvian, Mexican and Colombian journalists received the Ortega y Gasset Journalism Awards from Spanish newspaper El País in Madrid on May 5. Read more »


Honduran journalist attacked twice in one day says he is thinking of leaving the country

Honduran journalist Félix Molina who was attacked twice in one day on May 2 has said he is considering leaving the country.

Early in the afternoon on May 2, radio journalist Molina wrote on Facebook about the first assault that happened while he was in a taxi in Tegucigalpa. He said an armed woman pointed a gun at him and a man demanded his phone before telling the woman to shoot. According to his statement, the cab driver pulled away and they escaped. Read more »


Inter-American Court of Human Rights opens case against Brazil for the death of journalist Vladimir Herzog

On April 22, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights received a complaint against the Brazilian State for the 1975 death of journalist Vladimir Herzog during the country’s military dictatorship. According to the newspaper O Globo, "the Federal Attorney General has already been notified" and the Court must now hear from those involved to decide whether to accept the complaint. Read more »


Peruvian journalist sentenced for opinion column on World Press Freedom Day

Peruvian journalist Rafael Léon was sentenced for the crime of defamation on May 3, according to newspaper La República. Read more »


Inter-American Court of Human Rights opens case against Brazil for the death of journalist Vladimir Herzog

On April 22, 2016, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights received a complaint against the Brazilian State for the 1975 death of journalist Vladimir Herzog during the country’s military dictatorship. According to the newspaper O Globo, "the Federal Attorney General has already been notified" and the Court must now hear from those involved to decide whether to accept the complaint. Read more »


Daylong suspension of WhatsApp affects journalists and media in Brazil

Due to a judicial order, service of WhatsApp was blocked for one day starting May 2 for about 100 million Brazilians who use the messaging application. The measure had immediate repercussions among journalists who are accustomed to using the application for communication and also on news organizations that use it to distribute information and interact with readers. Read more »


World Press Freedom Day 2016 highlights access to information and fundamental freedoms

Media outlets and freedom of speech advocacy organizations from around the world came together to honor World Press Freedom Day, celebrated every May 3 since its proclamation by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993. Read more »


Why is press freedom important? Latin American journalists, experts weigh in on World Press Freedom Day

Journalists and freedom of expression advocates around the globe celebrated World Press Freedom Day on May 3.

The celebration, started by the UN General Assembly in 1993, is marked with conferences, campaigns and reports on the state of freedom of expression.

To mark this year’s World Press Freedom Day, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas asked journalists and press freedom experts in Latin America a simple question: why is press freedom important? Read more »


Associated Press journalists recognized by Overseas Press Club for reporting on disappeared in Mexico

Three Associated Press journalists were honored by the Overseas Press Club of America (OPC) this year for the “best reporting in any medium on Latin America.”

The U.S.-based foreign correspondence association recognized journalists Eduardo Castillo, Christopher Sherman and Dario Lopez-Mills with The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award for their project “Thousands of Mexican Families Mourn the ‘Other Disappeared.’” Read more »


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