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Threats to Colombian journalists continue amid peace talks

Advocates are reporting that criminal gangs and paramilitary groups in Colombia, one of the most dangerous Latin American countries for journalists, have been issuing death threats for journalists and human rights defenders for the past two months. Media and government representatives have called for investigation to find the sources behind these threats. Read more »


Bomb detonates in front of Peruvian journalist’s home


A bomb planted by an unknown men detonated in front of a home belonging to Peruvian journalist Yofré López Sifuentes in the early hours of Tuesday April 22, according to the daily La República. Read more »


More than half of cases reported to Mexico’s Protection Mechanism remain unreviewed

Ten days after the sudden resignation of the head of Mexico's Mechanism to Protect Journalists Juan Carlos Gutiérrez, members of the independent advisory group revealed that more than half of the cases of threats and attacks against journalists that the Mechanism has received in the last two years haven't been reviewed yet, Animal Político reported.  Read more »


Annual aggressions against Argentine journalists grows 48% since 2008, report says

Almost 200 cases of attacks and violations against journalists' rights were recorded in Argentina during 2013, an increase of 12.79 percent since 2012 and 48 percent since 2008, according to the Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA)'s most recent annual report released this week.  Read more »


65 attacks on journalists, freedom of expression during Venezuelan mass protests: IPYS

The mass protests in Venezuela have led to 65 violations to freedom of expression, according to the Press and Society Institute (IPYS). As part of those violations, the organization published that, since the protests began on Feb. 12, 69 journalists have been affected by the situation. Among the violations are cases of aggressive and arbitrary arrests by police forces and attacks by protesters and government sympathizers.  Read more »


Journalists covering Venezuelan protests should consider using body armor: CPJ

Journalists covering the mass protests in Venezuela should consider wearing bulletproof vests, said Frank Smyth, senior advisor for journalism security for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), in a recent blog post. Read more »


New report highlights growing violence, impunity in Honduras

In a new report published last week, PEN International, PEN Canada and the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law lamented Honduras’ transition to a life-threatening place where crimes against journalists often go unpunished. Read more »


2013 concludes with 174 attacks against freedom of expression in Ecuador, report says

With 174 documented aggressions against media outlets, journalists and citizens,  2013 was one of the most violent years against freedom of expression in Ecuador, according to a recent report from NGO Fundamedios. Read more »


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