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Reporters Without Borders signals uptick in violence against journalists in Argentina

 

Reporters Without Borders (RSF in Spanish) reported with "concern and regret" an uptick in attacks on journalists in Argentina and the challenges facing freedom of expression, especially in the provinces, according to a report the group published on Nov. 30.  Read more »


Argentine journalist closes his radio station after threats allegedly made by city councilman

After receiving dozens of threatening messages for over a month, an Argentine journalist decided to close the radio station he owned for six years, reported the newspaper La Nación. Daniel Polaczinski's FM station Radio U broadcasted from the city of Aristóbulo del Valle, in the northeastern province of Misiones, added the newspaper. Read more »


Reporters in Guatemala threatened while covering mining conflict


Journalists from the Center for Independent Media in Guatemala claimed they were threatened by employees of the mining company Exmingua, a subsidiary of the Canadian company Radious Gold Group in association with the U.S.-based KCA, reported the Center for Investigative Reporting in Guatemala (CERIGUA). Read more »


Argentine reporter claims he was threatened by ex-military officer on trial for torture

An Argentine journalist claimed he was threatened by a retired military officer who is being prosecuted for possible crimes against humanity, reported the newspaper Diario de Cuyo. Claudio Leiva, reporter from San Juan, Cuyo, said he was threatened in one of the court bathrooms when he ran into ex-military officer Gustavo Ramón De Marchi after his public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Read more »


Municipal elections in Brazil marred by violence against reporters

After a tumultuous first round of municipal elections in Brazil for journalists, who suffered censorship and attacks by candidates or their supporters, the second round elections, which took place on Sunday, Oct. Read more »


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