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Argentine publishers call for press freedom protection ahead of elections

In the run up to Argentine general elections this October, the Association of Argentine Journalistic Entities (ADEPA for its acronym in Spanish) called on political candidates to protect press freedom and pointed to attacks from organized crime as increasing threats to journalists. Read more »

Colombian journalist accused of defamation claims editors were at fault

Colombian journalist Juan Esteban Mejia must respond before the law after being charged by the Attorney General with defamation (injuria) on June 16, La F.M. radio reported.  

However, Mejia insists that he is being charged because of an editing error and not his own mistake, FM radio added. Read more »

Protests follow the release of ex paramilitary accused of kidnapping Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya

Update (June 5, 2015) : The Attorney General of Colombia, Eduardo Montealegre, ordered the recapture of former paramilitary Alejandro Cárdenas Orozco, alias 'JJ', linked to the kidnapping, torture and rape of journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima, reported Semana. Read more »

Progress for freedom of the press in Colombia after conviction for illegal wiretapping of journalists and opposition members

The conviction that the Supreme Court of Colombia issued against the former director of the defunct Administrative Department of Security (DAS, by its Spanish acronym), María del Pilar Hurtado, and former Secretary General of the Presidency in the administration of Álvaro Uribe, Bernardo Moreno Villegas, implies a breakthrough in the investigation of cases related to violations of freedom of the press in the country, according to some organizations. Read more »

Honduras defies Inter-American Commission and prohibits journalist to work for 16 months

Honduras has defied the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and decided to uphold an order to ban journalist Julio Ernesto Alvarado from work for 16 months.

The decision, which Reporters Without Borders has called a “slap in the face to freedom of information in Honduras,” was announced in the middle of a visit by the Commission and special rapporteur on freedom of expression to Honduras. Read more »

OAS rapporteur is concerned with state of freedom of expression in Venezuela

The Organization of American States' special rapporteur for Freedom of Expression released a statement in which it “express[ed] its deepest concern for the deterioration of the right to freedom of expression in Venezuela.” Read more »

Mexican journalists rally for protections after colleague beaten in newsroom

In the aftermath of the severe beating of a young journalist, a police chief is on the run and journalists are rallying for protection of freedom of expression across Mexico.

Karla Janeth Silva Guerrero, a 24-year-old reporter for El Heraldo de Leon, sustained life-threatening head injuries after three men threatened and beat her at the paper’s office in Silao, in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, on Mexico on Sept. 4. Read more »

A list of campaigns in the Americas and around the world to celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2014

On Saturday May 3, journalism organizations in Latin America and the world will commemorate World Press Freedom Day, one of the most important freedom of expression celebrations since it was established by the United Nations in 1993. Read more »

RSF features 14 Latin American journalists in list of 100 Information Heroes

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) featured 14 journalists from Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti and Peru in a list of 100 Information Heroes that the organization put together to highlight the work of journalists facing adverse circumstances around the globe and celebrate World Press Freedom Day, which takes place each year on May 3. Read more »