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Topic “attacks on journalists”

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 »


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 »


Journalist violently beaten at campaign rally in Brazil

A Brazilian journalist for Record News was violently attacked with an iron rod, leaving him with a head injury, two broken ribs and bruises on his body, while covering a rally for a mayoral candidate in Estreito, Maranhão, reported the website Toc Notícias on Monday, Sept. 24. Read more »


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