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Journalists in Panama demand better security after news host escapes kidnappers


The professional association of journalists in Panama demands improved security and protection for citizens after a news host survived a kidnapping attempt on the evening of Friday, Jan. 11, according to the newspaper La Estrella. Read more »


Venezuelan intelligence agency detains Argentine journalist accused of spying

Argentine journalist Jorge Lanata claimed he was detained by agents of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN in Spanish) at the Caracas airport on Monday, Oct. 8, as he was about to board a flight home after covering Venezuela's presidential election on Sunday, Oct. 7, reported the International Freedom of Expression Exchange's website. Read more »


Haitian journalists face constant retaliation from government: Report

Journalists in Haiti critical of the government constantly face intimidation and are blocked access to official sources, according to a recent report from the University of San Francisco’s School of Law and the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti.

The report found that, since President Michel Martelly took office in May 2011, journalists are the targets of regular threats, the destruction of work equipment and government retaliation for critical reporting. Read more »


At least 15 reporters have fled Mexico because of threats, another 20 seek refuge in the capital


At least 15 journalists have fled Mexico seeking asylum abroad, according to an interview with Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) Mexico representative Balbina Flores on Radio Fórmula. Read more »


Paraguayan guerrilla group sends threatening letter to radio journalist

A Paraguayan journalist received a threatening letter at his home on Tuesday, May 8, from the Paraguayan People's Army (EPP in Spanish), reported the radio station 970 AM. The letter said "No to bourgeois journalism, protected by corrupt, nepotistic public officials. The armed struggle continues,” reported the newspaper Última Hora. Read more »


Ex-official threatens to sue Bolivian columnist for defamation

In Bolivia, the ex-head of the Public Works, Services, and Housing deparment Walter Delgadillo, threatened to sue a columnist for libel and defamation if the journalist does not apologize, reported the newspaper Opinión. Read more »


In Bolivia, new report registers 46 assaults against journalists in 2011, instead of 200 as previously reported

On Tuesday, April 3, the National Press Association (ANP in Spanish) of Bolivia presented a report identifying 46 physical and verbal assaults on journalists and Bolivian media in 2011, in addition to “three detentions, one forced retreat, and the destruction of two news media outlets." The physical assaults increased from 13 to 19, compared to the year 2010, according to the report. Read more »


Chilean court rules against journalist harassed by police

On Wednesday, April 4, a court in Coyhaique, Chile, rejected a journalist's appeal for protection, brought by a senator and a human rights lawyer, after investigative police tried to confiscate the journalist's videos recorded at a protest in the region of Aysén, said Reporters Without Borders. Read more »



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