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After three armed attacks, Honduran journalist to request asylum in U.S.


A Honduran journalist said that he is requesting asylum in the U.S. for himself and five family members after being threatened and being attacked, according to the news agency AFP. Read more »


Venezuelan journalists from private news outlets prohibited from covering presidential event

Venezuelan journalists from private news outlets were not allowed to cover a presidential event on Monday, Aug. 6, reported El Universal.

According to journalist Ricardo Graffe, from Globovisión, press accreditation started at 6 a.m. that same day, but later on, the event removed the credentials from registered journalists. Read more »


Colombian journalist injured after explosive attack near community radio

On the night of Friday, Aug. 3, a Colombian journalist was injured after an attack with explosives near the community radio station where she worked in Saravena, a town in Arauca, on the Venezuelan border, reported the news agency EFE, and the newspaper El Tiempo. According to Caracol radio, those responsible for the attack are allegedly members of the National Liberation Army (ELN in Spanish), and the attack had targeted police. Read more »


Argentine TV reporting team attacked, robbed

Several Argentine journalists were attacked and their equipment stolen, allegedly by the political group Tupac Amaru, founded by Argentine leader Milagro Sala, on Friday, Aug. 3, in the province of Jujuy, reported the newspaper El Litoral. Read more »


Uruguayan newspaper accuses government of censoring violent images in news publications

In an editorial published Thursday, Aug. 2, the newspaper El Observador criticized the Uruguayan government of issuing a decree that censors violent images prior to their publication in the news.

According to the newspaper, the alleged ban is the government's strategy to avoid "public exposure to violence" in the country, since research shows that insecurity is the population's main concern. Read more »


Construction workers block newspaper offices with trucks in Panama


In an attempt to block the circulation of the Panamanian newspaper La Prensa, construction workers besieged the publication's offices late in the evening Thursday, Aug. 2, until the early morning of Friday, Aug. 3, according to the newspaper. Read more »


Officials seize camera of Venezuelan photographer covering violence

Officials of the Venezuelan National Guard seized the camera and deleted the work of a photographer who was covering violence in a park in the city of Barinas, in southeastern Venezuela, reported the National Union of Journalists on Friday, August 3. Read more »


Brazilian community radios demand decriminalization of low-power stations

Currently in Brazil there are more than 4,000 licensed active community radio stations. If non-authorized radio stations were included, this number would drastically increase. The process for granting broadcasting licenses, however, is slow: in some cases, it can take 10 years to get a broadcast license. Read more »


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