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Brazilian newspaper creates "war" section to cover violence in Rio and is criticized by security experts

"Mom, I can’t take this war anymore," a 10-year-old girl said in an audio interview published by newspaper Extra from Rio de Janeiro. The child is a resident of Manguinhos, a favela in the North Zone of the city with daily armed confrontations. Read more »


Mexican journalist Sandra Rodríguez named as the only Latin American in the Nieman Fellows class of 2014

Renowned Mexican journalist Sandra Rodríguez Nieto was selected as one of Harvard University's 2014 Nieman Fellows, according to the organization. Rodríguez Nieot is the only Latin American in this year's class of 24 that includes reporters, editors, and leaders in digital media, print, television and radio.  Read more »


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 »


Killing of photojournalist provokes debate on insecurity in Peru

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

Criminals offer reward for information identifying a social media user who reports on violence in Mexico


A Mexican criminal organization is offering a reward for information about the administrator of a Facebook page and Twitter account, who over the last year has been reporting on violent crime in the state of Tamaulipas, one of the areas most affected by the country’s drug war, according to the magazine Proceso. Read more »


Security agency accuses journalist in Venezuela of inciting crime through his reporting


A Venezuelan security agency open an inquiry into a journalist with the purpose of pressing charges against him for "instigating crime" with his articles about the killing of a prison gang leader in the city of Maracaibo, according to the website El Oriente. Read more »


Colombian journalists threatened in drug turf war

The Antioquia Journalism Association, APA, requested protection for some journalists in the city of Medellín, claiming that they are the targets of threats and harassment.  Read more »


New gun legislation in New York sparks controversy over access to information

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn. shooting, New York State enacted the strictest gun laws in the nation, according to Huffington Post on Jan. 15, sparking debate over how to balance protecting gun owners’ privacy and the public’s right to information.  Read more »


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