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Duarte's "support" of journalists: In Mexico, questions over governor's freedom of expression award. By Daniela Pastrana


On April 2, the governor of the Mexican state of Veracruz, Javier Duarte, received an award from the Mexican Association of Newspaper Editors (AME in Spanish) for his role in "guaranteeing freedom of expression." Read more »


Mexican journalist lives in exile after denouncing corruption at Pemex: Interview with Ana Lilia Pérez


In June 2012, journalist Ana Lilia Pérez joined the ranks of at least 15 other Mexican journalists living in exile after receiving threats, according to Reporters Without Borders. Read more »


Arsonists burn journalists’ car, presumably in retaliation for drug reporting

The remains of the journalists’ car in Tartagal. Source: Diario El Tribuno.

Study reveals that journalists, human rights defenders are killed every four weeks in Brazil

A research from the non-governmental organization Article 19 finds that one journalist or human rights defender is killed every four weeks because of their work. For each killing, there are more than three instances of reporters or human rights advocates suffering attempts on their life, according to the 2012 publication, released on Wednesday, March 14. Read more »


Man allegedly confesses being paid to kill Peruvian journalist Luis Choy

Picture taken from the Facebook group ‘Justicia para Luis Choy’.

Attacks against the press in Argentina up 250 percent in 2012

Attacks against the press in Argentina rose 250 percent in 2012 over the previous year, according a report by Fundación LED, the Freedom of Expression + Democracy Foundation, reported the newspaper Clarín. According to the study, there were 371 cases restricting free expression in the country, added the newspaper.   Read more »


Suspect confesses to accepting money to kill Peruvian photojournalist Luis Choy

Photo of Luis Choy. Source: Facebook group, "Justicia para Luis Choy."

Journalist receives letter bomb in Colombia

A Colombian journalist received a letter bomb on Thursday, March 7, reported the website Caracol Radio. Journalist Juan David Betancur found the explosive at his home in the city of Dabebia, Antioquia, added the website.  Read more »


Two news teams attacked in Venezuela while covering the death of Hugo Chávez

Video from NTN24 of the attack on RCN correspondent Carmen Rengifo during coverage of the death of Hugo Chávez.

Two news teams said they were attacked while covering the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. Read more »


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