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News portal director becomes fourth journalist killed in Brazil this year

Brazilian journalist Geolino Lopes Xavier, known as Gel Lopes, was shot and killed last night in the city of Teixeira de Freitas, in the state of Bahia. He was a TV news show host and director of Portal N3, according to newspaper A Tarde. Read more »


Impunity persists two years after the killing of journalists in Bolivia

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the fact that two years after the killing of brother-and-sister journalists Verónica and Víctor Hugo Peñasco, Bolivia’s justice system still has not tried anyone for the murder, even though the prosecution originally arrested ten suspects. Read more »


Colombia on high alert following two weeks of attacks on the press

In just under two weeks, Colombian journalists have had to face one of their greatest fears: the resurgence of violence as a means to muzzle freedom of expression commonly used during the height of armed groups and drug traffickers.  Read more »


Mexican state government ties the killing of journalists' sons to drugs, announces arrest of a suspect


Two days after the sons of two Mexican journalists were shot dead in Chihuahua City, the state's governor, César Duarte announced that the motive for the crime was a drug debt of $825, according to the newspaper El País.  Read more »


Daily News Digest: Registration is now open for the 8th Global Investigative Journalism Conference

Registration is now open for the Eighth Global Investigative Journalism Conference, which will take place from October 12 to 15 in Rio de Janeiro. Read more »


Young photojournalist killed and mutilated in northern Mexico

Daniel Alejandro Martínez Bazaldúa. Source: Vanguardia

Brazilian officer confirms police involvement in the killing of two journalists in Vale do Aço

On Friday, April 19, the chief of police in Minas Gerais confirmed the participation of police officers in the killing of two journalists in Vale do Aço, reported the website R7. Members of the civil and military police are under investigation for the killings.  Read more »


FLIP demands response from Colombia's top prosecutor on looming expiration of cases of killed journalists

Facing the possibility that three more cases of killed journalists might expire this year, the Freedom of the Press Foundation, FLIP, demanded that Colombia's Attorney General take all the necessary steps to bring the cases to justice, said the organization in a statement.  Read more »


Mexican television journalist shot to death outside bank office


A Mexican journalist was shot to death in the central Mexican city of Puebla leaving a bank on Monday, April 15, reported the news agency Notimex.  Read more »


Report says state governments in Mexico are a "major obstacle" to press freedom

As a result of their ineffective prosecution of crimes against journalists and attempts at influencing news coverage, state authorities in Mexico have become a "major obstacle" to press freedom in the country, according to a report from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the  Read more »


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