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Topic “attacks on journalists”

Shots fired at Brazilian TV station's helicopter in flight

The Brazilian broadcaster TV Itapoan's helicopter was shot at in the city of Salvador, Bahia, reported the website Band. A man shot at the helicopter as it flew over the city for the live program Bahia no Ar. Read more »


Report says criminal gangs to blame for press censorship in Guatemala


"Maras" and criminal gangs exerted the greatest censorship against the Guatemalan press between July and September 2012, according to a trimester report from the Journalists Observatory of the Center of Informative Reports on Guatemala (CERIGUA in Spanish). Read more »


OAS special rapporteur warns of backsliding press freedoms in the region


Organization of American States (OAS) Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression Catalina Botero came out against proposed reforms that would limit the power and function of the Inter-American Human Rights System and would affect the defense of freedom of expression in the region, according to the Guatemalan organ Read more »


Journalists left beaten and bruised on the eve of municipal elections in Brazil

On the eve of municipal elections in Brazil, journalists suffered assaults in several cities across the country. The assaults shared a common thread of alleged illegal behavior by candidates and their supporters. Read more »


Armed group bombs radio station in Paraguay

A radio broadcaster was bombed on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 4, reported the newspaper ABC. Read more »


BBC analysis highlights media bias in Venezuela as election approaches

Venezuela's presidential election will take place next Sunday, Oct. 7. In this period of the campaign, the media landscape in the country is polarized between supporters of President Hugo Chávez and opposition candidate Henrique Capriles. Read more »


Police accused of kidnapping and beating a reporter in Mexico for filming confrontation


Police arrested a Mexican journalist for recording a confrontation after an election from the window of his hotel room in the city of Motozintla, Chiapas, near the Guatemalan border, reported the news agency ANSA. Read more »


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