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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 »


Another journalist reported missing in central Mexico


A Mexican journalist was reported missing in the central state of San Luis Potosí, according to the news agency Notimex.

Family members of journalist Federico Manuel García Contreras, from the newspaper El Punto Crítico, reported his disappearance to the Special Prosecutor for Attention to Crimes Against Journalists. Read more »


Law enforcement restricts news coverage of wildfires in Western part of United States

Authorities have restricted reporters trying to cover the massive wildfires burning in the Western part of the United States, and at least one photographer was "roughed up," handcuffed and accused of obstruction, prompting the Nevada newspaper where he works to prepare a formal complaint, reported the Associated Press. Read more »


Brazilian police reporter's house attacked by gunfire

A Brazilian police reporter's house was attacked by gunfire in the wee morning hours of Saturday, April 28, in the city of João Pessoa, capital of the state of Paraíba, reported the portal Uol. Read more »


Police raid home of health reporter in Canada

Police in Montreal, Canada, raided a journalist's home after a hospital filed a criminal complaint alleging that the reporter had stolen medical documents, reported the QMI Agency. Read more »


Threatened after posting video on YouTube, Colombian journalist flees

A Colombian activist and journalist who received death threats after uploading a video to YouTube showing police violence has decided to flee from his native city of Huila, Colombia, reported the Press Freedom Foundation (FLIP in Spanish). Read more »



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