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Radio journalist killed in Haiti amidst violent protests against country’s president

Reporter Néhémie Joseph of Radio Méga was found dead in his car on Oct. 10 in Mirebalais, Haiti, as reported by the Associated Press.

Joseph posted to Facebook in September that he was threatened by politicians who accused the journalist of inciting protests, the news agency said, adding that the motive for his murder is still unclear. Read more »


Honduran photojournalist wins James Foley Award from ONA for his work exploring the ‘complexities of conflict’ in Latin America

Honduran photojournalist and writer Tomas Ayuso is the 2019 recipient of the James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting from the Online Journalism Awards. Read more »


Cuban journalist gets one year in prison for crimes of resistance and disobedience

Roberto de Jesús Quiñones Haces, a Cuban lawyer and journalist, received one year in prison for the crime of resistance and disobedience months after being detained and allegedly beaten by the political police. Read more »


Brazilian journalist specializing in the environment is selected for Knight Science Journalism fellowship at MIT

Thiago Medaglia, a Brazilian journalist who reports on the environment and science, is among the ten professionals chosen to participate in the Knight Science Journalism fellowships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States. Read more »


Peruvian archbishop withdraws defamation suit against second journalist

A senior representative of the Peruvian Catholic Church who accused an investigative journalist of defamation withdrew his lawsuit against her. Days prior, the Archbishop did the same with another journalist, who had just been sentenced criminally for the case against him. Read more »


Mexican journalist under federal protection mechanism survives shooting in Oaxaca

A Mexican journalist receiving protection from the government is alive after being shot twice in the state of Oaxaca. Read more »


Threatened TV journalist shot in Honduras is the first communicator murdered in country this year

*This post has been updated to include statements from the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Inter American Press Association.

Journalist Gabriel Hernández was killed on March 17 in the Valle department in southern Honduras, according to local media reports. Read more »


Bolsonaro is criticized for using false information to attack a reporter investigating son's alleged corruption

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is being criticized after he posted false information about a journalist from newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo to his Twitter account.

The leader accused the reporter of wanting to overthrow his government and “ruin the life” of his son Flávio, a senator under investigation for alleged deviation of public money. However, there is no evidence that she said what he accuses her of saying. Read more »


Venezuelan journalist is accused in anti-terrorism court in his country after crossing border with Colombia

Venezuelan journalist Mario Peláez was released on March 3, four days after the National Guard detained him at the Colombia-Venezuela border and then handed him over to the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (Sebin, for its initials in Spanish), according to the National Union of Press Workers (SNTP) of Venezuela. Read more »


Journalist who fled El Salvador is temporarily safe from deportation from the U.S., but remains in ICE detention

A Salvadoran journalist who has been in detention in the U.S. for almost eight months received a temporary stay of removal while an Atlanta court considers his appeal. Read more »


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