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Journalist attacked after reporting on slave labor in Brazil

On Oct. 9, Brazilian journalist Antonio Carlos Ferrari was attacked and threatened at an event at the Itaporã city hall in the southern state of Mato Grosso do Sul after reporting on a local family accused of maintaining slave labor, according to the website Dourado News. Read more »


IAPA launches bilingual book of journalism scholarship winners at 67th General Assembly in Peru

At its 67th annual general assembly in Lima, Peru, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) announced the publication of its bilingual book “Stories and Sketches,” that recounts the experiences of journalists from throughout the Americas who have been awarded scholarships by the organization during the past 57 years. Read more »


UN names journalism one of the most dangerous professions in the world

With more than 500 killings during the last 10 years, journalism is one of the most dangerous professions in the world, according to an alert from the United Nations.

"Mapping out a UN plan of action on the safety of journalists and to put an end to impunity for perpetrators of violations against them is essential,” said the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. Read more »


TV news segment canceled following threats from soccer fan club in Brazil

A Brazilian news team investigating an attack by a soccer fan club on a player found themselves the target of violence by the same club on Oct. 12, reported the sports newspaper UOL Esporte. Read more »


Argentine radio stations face mounting violence with second attack since September


Nortre Visión Satelital, an Argentine media company that broadcasts two television channels and operates two radio stations, denounced an attack that caused the collapse of their broadcast antenna in the northern city of Salta, reported the Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA). Read more »


State-run Ecuador TV is the latest government body to sue embattled journalist Emilio Palacio


Soon after a judge suspended Emilio Palacio's three-year prison sentence and multimillion-dollar fine for committing libel against Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa, another judge announced he would hear a new case against the embattled journalist, Read more »


Television reporter attacked in Peru after reporting on corruption


Panamericana de Televisión reporter Carlos Comacho claims that he was beaten by five unidentified subjects when he arrived at his home in Lima, Perú, according to the newspaper El Comercio. Read more »


Environmental stories take top prizes for best reporting in Colombia


The Colombian magazine Semana and Brazil's state-run oil giant Petrobrás awarded the Semana Petrobrás Journalism Awards, recognizing excellence in South American journalism. Read more »


Reporter and newspaper in Mexico accuse mayor of ordering attacks


The newspaper El Sol del Sur published a leaflet denouncing telephone threats it received, the sabotage of its website, and police aggression against reporters covering the expulsion of street vendors in Cuidad Madero in the border state of Tamaulipas. Read more »


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