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Venezuelan journalists suffer arbitrary detentions and problems with passports


By Teresa Mioli and Paola Nalvarte

Arbitrary detentions and the cancellation and withholding of passports belonging to two high-profile Venezuelan journalists helped to mark September as another month in a long period of aggressions against the press in the country.

Twenty-five journalists have been arbitrarily detained in 2018, according to Mariengracia Chirinos of Venezuela’s Press and Society Institute (IPYS, for its initials in Spanish). Read more »


Media from Brazil and Venezuela collaborate for innovative report about mining conflict in the Amazon

The intense mining activity that takes place in a vast area of the Venezuelan Amazon inspired a group of journalists interested in social and environmental issues to work collaboratively across borders. Read more »


Radio station owner in northeastern Brazil is shot and told to ‘not talk nonsense on the radio’

A journalist in Ceará in northeastern Brazil was shot in the leg and told to stop talking nonsense on the radio. Read more »


Colombian prosecutor files legal action against journalist; press organizations reject ‘judicial harassment’

After learning that a Colombian prosecutor had lodged a tutela – the country's judicial recourse to restore fundamental rights – against journalist María Jimena Duzán due to an opinion column, scandal broke out in the country as colleagues and press freedom organizations expressed their rejection of the use of this mechanism. Read more »


Abraji’s Tim Lopes Program investigates second murder of a journalist in Brazil and asks, ‘Who killed Jairo de Sousa?’

Last Friday, Sept. 21, marked three months since radio journalist Jairo de Sousa was killed in Bragança, Pará, in northern Brazil, yet no suspects have been identified. Read more »


Mexican government approves emergency budget for protection mechanism for journalists through end of 2018

The outgoing government of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has assigned 75 million Mexican pesos (US $4 million) to the Protection Mechanism for Human Rights Defenders and Journalists and ensured its operation through the end of the year. Read more »


Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Awards announce 12 finalists in text, image, coverage and innovation

Journalistic projects from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, Paraguay, Spain, the United States and Venezuela are among the 12 finalists for the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Awards. Read more »


Honduran journalists denounce attacks from protestors, police officers and military members during demonstrations

Honduran journalists reported being attacked by demonstrators, police officers and military members during demonstrations in Tegucigalpa on the 197th anniversary of independence. Read more »


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