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Bullets riddle Brazilian investigative reporter's car

Gunmen fired six shots into the car of Brazilian reporter Sérgio Ricardo de Almeida da Luz on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the city of Toledo in the southern state of Paraná, reported the website O Paraná. The car was parked outside the reporter's home. No one was in the car during the attack. Read more »


Pro-Chavez hackers strike again, targeting critical journalist's social media and e-mail accounts

The director of the site Código Venezuela, journalist Milagros Socorro, announced that hackers attacked her blog, Twitter and e-mail accounts in retaliation for criticizing President Chavez's communications ministry, reported the website La Patilla. Read more »


Knight Center Digital Library releases Spanish language guides for online journalism and social media ethics


The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has released two digital books in Spanish, "Ethical Guidelines for Online Journalism," originally published in English by the Poynter Institute, and "10 Best Practices for Social Media," by James Hohmann and the Read more »


Online tips: 15 ways for journalists to protect themselves while using social media and the Internet


After the bodies of two young people were hanged from a bridge and a journalist was gruesomely decapitated for using social media and the Internet to denounce organized crime in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, the old strategy of using pseudonyms on blogs, social media and the Internet no longer offers the protection it once did.

In light of organized crime's increasingly sophisticated methods, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas consulted several cyber security and journalism experts on how journalists can protect themselves on the Internet from data theft, and safeguard their anonymity. Read more »


Assassin announces on Colombian radio that he was ordered to go after journalist


A member of the Colombian criminal organization Los Urabeños called in to a radio show in the northern city of Valledupar saying that he had been ordered to attack a journalist and several other individuals, reported the Colombian Foundation for Freedom of the Press (FLIP in Spanish). Read more »


UN rapporteur aims to investigate rising violence against Honduran journalists


The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression said he would ask the Honduran government permission to investigate the killings of 16 journalists in the Central American country since the June 2009 coup d'état, reported the news agency EFE. Read more »


Honduras and Peru top list of most death threats against journalists


The International Press Institute (IPI) announced that 12 Latin American journalists received death threats in the last month. The grim practice has become disturbingly common in countries like Honduras and Peru, where the highest number of cases originated. Read more »


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