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Two Bolivian radio stations attacked with dynamite

Two radio stations were attacked with dynamite in Colquiri, Bolivia, an area rife with protests and conflicts over mining. The attacks left 23 people injured and forced the radio stations to suspend broadcasting from June 14 to 15, reported Reporters Without Borders on Tuesday, June 19. Reporters Without Borders also called for the attacks to be investigated, and for journalists to be better protected. Read more »

Another journalist reported missing in central Mexico

A Mexican journalist was reported missing in the central state of San Luis Potosí, according to the news agency Notimex.

Family members of journalist Federico Manuel García Contreras, from the newspaper El Punto Crítico, reported his disappearance to the Special Prosecutor for Attention to Crimes Against Journalists. Read more »

Law enforcement restricts news coverage of wildfires in Western part of United States

Authorities have restricted reporters trying to cover the massive wildfires burning in the Western part of the United States, and at least one photographer was "roughed up," handcuffed and accused of obstruction, prompting the Nevada newspaper where he works to prepare a formal complaint, reported the Associated Press. Read more »

Cuban delegate criticizes independent journalists, discredits UN freedom of expression reports

In a speech before the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Cuban delegate discredited reports about freedom of expression on the island, reported the newspaper Diario de Cuba. Read more »

On World Refugee Day, press organizations highlight cases of journalists forced into exile

To mark World Refugee Day on Wednesday, June 20, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) released its latest report showing 57 journalists were forced into exile between June 1, 2011, and May 31, 2012. Most of the exiled journalists (seven) came from Somalia, and most (15) fled to the United States. More than half (58 percent) went into exile because of the threat of violence, and 46 percent were exiled because of the threat of imprisonment. Read more »

Argentine journalist brutally attacked

In Longchamps, located in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, a hooded and armed individual attacked a journalist with a belt, robbed his money, and threatened to burn his house down, reported the newspaper La Nueva Provincia. Read more »

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