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U.S. newspaper cartoonist goes into hiding after receiving threats from Islamic cleric

Legally —and by recommendation of the FBI— Molly Norris no longer exists. The cartoonist for a weekly newspaper in Seattle changed her name and address, keeping her new identity a secret, after a fatwa was issued against her this summer, reported Seattle Weekly, where she used to work. Read more »

Mexican journalist wins courage award for reporting on child sex ring

After being arrested and threatened for reporting on a pedophile ring, Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho has been named the recipient of the PEN International Writer of Courage Prize, according to the Associated Press (AP). She will be honored at an awards presentation in London on Oct. 20. Read more »

Threatened Colombian journalist refuses to leave town, receives police protection

Luis Carlos Cervantes, correspondent for Teleantioquia in Tarazá, is being protected by police after receiving anonymous death threats that told him to leave town within 72 hours, reported El Espectador and RCN Noticias. Read more »

Newspaper correspondent threatened on border between Paraguay and Brazil

Paraguayan journalist Rosendo Duarte, correspondent for the newspaper ABC in the city of Salto del Guairá, on the border with Brazil, was threatened during his radio program on Wednesday, Aug. 25, ABC reported. Read more »

Paraguayan journalists union denounces censorship and threats against broadcaster

The Paraguayan Journalists Union condemned an attack against Martín Caballero, a radio announcer from Radio Sagrado Corazón de Jesús in the city of Villa Hayes. The group also came out against attempts to censor the radio station. Read more »

Brazilian reporters denounce aggression during election period

Journalists in the interior of Brazil are complaining of various attacks and threats involving politicians and their parties during the ongoing election period. Journalist Bruno de Lima, from the small state of Paraíba, in the northeast of the country, said he had received death threats after publishing stories about pedophilia in the state, explained Paraíba Agora. Read more »

Human Rights Commission expresses concern over threats to Dominican journalist

The office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expressed “deep concern” over threats received by Fausto Rosario Adames, the editor of the now-closed newspapers Clave and Clave Digital, after he had published articles about drug trafficking. Read more »

Threatened Colombian journalist wins Human Rights Watch award

Colombian Carina Solano Padilla received the Hellman/Hammett grant, from the organization Human Rights Watch, for journalists and writers who have faced political persecution, reported the news agency DPA. Read more »


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