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Topic “violence against journalists”

Dominican television journalist shot at after finishing taping show

Dominican journalist Ramón Ramírez (Tito) was shot at five times Saturday night just minutes after he finished taping his television program, “Contenido Semanal,” according to El Nuevo Diario. Read more »

Congressional panel discusses deterioration of press freedom in Latin America

Violence against journalists in Honduras and Mexico and government actions against the media in Venezuela, Brazil, Cuba, and Colombia were discussed this week at a U.S. House panel on press freedom in the Americas, The Dallas Morning News and AFP report. Read more »

Police accuse three men of torturing editor in northeast Brazil

Two local police officers and a third accomplice were indicted for last month's kidnapping and torture of journalist Gilvan Luiz Pereira, editor and owner of Jornal Sem Nome (Newspaper Without a Name), in Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, the Diário do Nordeste newspaper reports. Read more »

Environmental reporters in Latin America face threats and censorship

Journalists who cover environmental degradation are increasingly subject to threats and attacks, according to a new Reporters without Borders investigative report, “High-Risk Subjects: Deforestation and Pollution” (PDF file). Its publication is timed to coincide with World Environment Day (June 5).

The Paris-based group focuses on examples of repression in eight countries, including three in Latin America: Read more »

Interior minister blames media for violence in Mexico; "Nonsense!" journalists reply

Mexico's interior minister, Fernando Gómez Mont, demanded the press act responsibly, insisting that the violence prevailing in the country is caused by information spread by the media, El Universal and El Economista report. Read more »

Journalist kidnapped and tortured in northeast Brazil

Journalist Gilvan Luiz Pereira, 41, was kidnapped and tortured by three hooded men Thursday night (May 20), in Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, the newspaper O Povo reports. Pereira is owner and editor of the regional newspaper “Sem Nome” (Without a name), which opposes the current municipal administration. Read more »

CNN reports on Mexican journalists in danger

In the first episode of a special series about violence against Mexican journalists in regions dominated by drug trafficking, CNN Mexico reports that 27 reporters have been threatened in Morelos state alone in central Mexico. Read more »

OAS monitor repeats: governments must confront violence against journalists

The Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Catalina Botero, says that Latin America still faces major challenges to freedom of expression, despite advancements on political fronts. Read more »

IAPA pushes for Brazil to solve two longstanding journalist killings

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has presented formal charges to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, regarding two Brazilian journalists whose alleged killers remain unpunished, IAPA reports. Read more »

Argentine journalists map aggressions committed by advertisers and media owners

The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA) has published on its website an interactive map that counts 147 cases of aggression against journalists and threats to freedom of expression in the country in 2009. Read more »


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