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Topic “attacks on journalists”

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 »

First months of 2013 have been "disastrous" for the press in Peru, says IPYS

The Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish) said that the first months of 2013 have been "disastrous" for freedom of information in Peru, according to a report published by the organization on its website. According to IPYS, there have been 12 attacks so far this year, up from the same time in 2011 and 2012, when there were 9 and 10 attacks, respectively.  Read more »

Union highlights risks journalists face in the interior of Brazilian state of São Paulo

The São Paulo State Union of Professional Journalists denounced threats journalists received and other obstacles they faced while reporting in the interior of the state at the beginning of 2013, according to a statement form the organization on Feb. 13. Read more »

Press freedom organization reports 158 attacks on journalists in Colombia during 2012

The Press Freedom Foundation (FLIP in Spanish) celebrated the Day of the Journalist in Colombia on Saturday, Feb. 9, with the release of its 2012 report on the state of press freedom in Colombia. Click here to read the full report (in Spanish).  Read more »

Photographer beaten while covering public meeting in Brazil

Brazilian photographer Jean Schwarz for the newspaper Zero Hora was beaten while he tried to cover a meeting of road workers in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, on Jan. 22, reported the publication. Read more »


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