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Mexican female journalists suffer from sexual, psychological violence, according to report

Mexican female journalists have been attacked 115 times in the last 10 years, with a noticeable increase after 2009, according to a new report by the association Women's Communication and Information (CIMAC in Spanish). What's worse, the killings of 13 female journalists remain unsolved, said the organization. Read more »

Brazil among most dangerous countries for journalists during first half of 2012, research shows

Research from the International News Safety Institute (INSI) ranked Brazil among the five worst countries for journalists during the first half of the year. That places Brazil alongside Nigeria, Somalia, Indonesia, and Mexico, reported the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji in Portuguese) on Thursday, Aug. 9. Read more »

Bolivian journalists attacked while covering police conflicts

Guest post by Carlos Soria Galvarro, associate director for Radio Sur Agricultura and member of the national table of AMARC-Bolivia

A total of 15 attacks against Bolivian journalists and cameramen working for both public and private news media were registered during the police conflict that happened from June 21-26. Read more »

Peruvian Supreme Court reduces sentences for death squad members guilty of killing journalist in 1992

A chamber of the Peruvian Supreme Court decided to reduce the sentences of many members of the death squad, known as Grupo Colina that was active during the 90s in Peru, nullifying sentences for crimes against humanity in several cases, including the killing of journalist Pedro Yauri, reported the news outlet BBC Mundo. Read more »

67 journalists killed in Mexico since 2006, but only one perpetrator sentenced

Of the 67 killings and 14 disappearances of journalists in Mexico since 2006, in only one case have the perpetrators been brought to justice, according to a special prosecutor testifying before a Congressional panel in Mexico City, reported the Associated Press and the Examiner. Read more »

Press freedom, human rights groups condemn killing of Brazilian sports journalist

The Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on Wednesday, July 11, condemned the killing of Brazilian sports commentator Valério Luiz de Oliveira, who was shot to death on July 5 in the city of Goiânia, reported the news portal Terra. Read more »

Honduran radio journalist shot and killed in apparent robbery

A Honduran radio journalist was shot and killed in the city Villanueva, in western Honduras, reported the Committee for Free Expression (C-Libre). Read more »

IAPA condemns killing of Brazilian sports journalist

In a statement published Friday, July 6, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) lamented the killing of Brazilian sports commentator Valério Luiz, reported the news portal Terra. The journalist was shot and killed on Thursday, July 5, when leaving the building of the radio station where he worked. Read more »


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