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Controversial Brazilian radio sports commentator shot to death

Brazilian radio sports commentator Valério Luiz was shot and killed on the afternoon of Thursday, June 5, while leaving the building of the radio station Rádio Jornal 820 AM, where he worked, in Goiânia, reported the news portal R7. Read more »

Brazilian police reconstruct killing of journalist Décio Sá

The suspect that confessed to killing Brazilian journalist Décio Sá in April, Jhonathan Silva, narrated the details of the crime during its reconstruction organized by the Public Safety Secretariat of Maranhão on Tuesday, June 3, reported G1. Read more »

More journalists killed in Latin America this year than any other region worldwide, report shows

During the first six months of 2012, 72 journalists were killed worldwide, a 33 percent increase over the same period the year before, according to a report published on Monday, July 2, by the Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), a Swiss organization that monitors press freedom of press. Read more »

Ecuadorian journalist who photographed robbery shot to death

On Sunday, July 1, an Ecuadorian journalist was shot nine times and killed by two men on a motorcycle close to his house in the town of El Triunfo, about 38 miles from the coastal city of Guayaquil, reported the Ecuadorian NGO Fundamedios. Read more »

Brazil tells OAS it will not reopen investigation into killing of journalist Vladimir Herzog

The Brazilian government told the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States that it will not reopen the case of the killing of reporter Vladimir Herzog for further investigation due to the amnesty law, reported the G1 on Thursday, June 21. Read more »

Mexican president signs law to protect journalists

Mexican President Felipe Calderón signed a new law to protect journalists on Friday, June 22, reported the Organización Editorial Mexicana.

“We cannot allow for people to silence those who work for a more just and informed society,” said the Mexican president from the presidential house Los Pinos, reported the news agency Notimex. Read more »

Mexican authorities say killing of Proceso reporter was a crime of passion

Nearly two months after the killing of Mexican journalist Regina Martínez, authorities of the state of Veracruz leaked information to the local press indicating that the killing was a crime of passion and not related to her journalistic work, reported the newspaper Imagen del Golfo. Read more »


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