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Judge issues arrest warrants for radio journalist, environmentalists in Honduras

A Honduran judge issued arrest warrants for a journalist and 16 environmental leaders for allegedly opposing a forest management plan in the town of El Porvenir, in central Honduras, reported the Committee for Free Expression (C-Libre in Spanish). Read more »

Peru's Congress secretly investigated phone calls of journalists who alleged corruption

The Peruvian Congress investigated telephone calls made by a group of journalists in 2008 who alleged corruption by several government officials, including President Alan García, reported the newspaper La República. The Luízar Commission, created to investigate possible wiretapping related to the case, secretly requested the journalists' telephone records from phone companies to investigate the sources that backed the newspaper's allegations, said the Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish). Read more »

Argentine Journalism Forum releases recommendations for investigating political candidates

The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA in Spanish) proposed 12 recommendations for covering the Aug. 14, 2011, primary elections. This will be Argentina's first time conducting primary elections to chose the candidates for each political party before the Oct. 23 general elections. Read more »

Police confirm that killing of Brazilian journalist was not connected to his profession

The investigation into the killing of political journalist Auro Ida on July 21 in the Brazilian city of Cuiabá from six gunshots is making progress, announced the Secretary of Security of Mato Grosso, Diógenes Curado. Read more »

TV news director sentenced to two years behind bars after denouncing corruption in Peru

Peruvian journalist César Gonzáles was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay damages for the crime of "general misrepresentation of the State," reported Enlace Nacional. Read more »

Brazil, suffering from judicial censorship, is second behind Mexico for journalists killed in Latin America

Behind Mexico, tied in second place are Brazil and Honduras as the Latin American countries with the most killings of journalists this year, according to the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), reported Folha de S. Paulo. Read more »

Paramilitary groups one of greatest threats to Colombia press, report says

Paramilitary groups represent one of the greatest threats to the press in Colombia, where 84 cases of aggression and harassment against journalists were recorded in the first semester of this year, leaving 104 victims, according to a new report from the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP in Spanish), published by La Opinión. Read more »

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