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Topic “killing of journalist”

Journalists unions in Bolivia reject new life insurance law

Journalists unions in Bolivia rejected the Life and Disability Insurance Law for Press Workers enacted by President Evo Morales on Monday, Dec. 10, reported the website Los Tiempos. The proposed insurance would be paid for with one percent of the monthly total gross revenue of public and private media organizations and managed by a board with majority State representation, added the website.  Read more »

Puebla, Mexico sees rash of death threats against reporters

The House of Journalists' Rights in Mexico warned that there were four cases of death threats in the state of Puebla, according to the newspaper El Heraldo. Read more »

Brazil's 2012 Human Rights Prize awarded to fallen journalist Tim Lopes

The Brazilian government awarded its most prestigious prize for individuals and institutions that stand up for the defense of human rights to a killed journalist. The president's Secretary for Human Rights awarded the 2012 Human Rights Prize posthumously to Tim Lopes, reported the website G1. Read more »

Editor becomes third journalist killed in Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul this year

Owner and editor in chief of the Brazilian news website Última Hora News, Eduardo Carvalho, was shot to death on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 21, in the city of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, reported the website G1. Read more »

IPI says 2012 is the most violent year on record for the press

The International Press Institute (IPI) reported that 119 journalists have been killed in 2012, making it the deadliest year on record since the group started recording the deaths in 1997, the group said on its website Wednesday, Nov. 21. Read more »


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