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Dominican journalists denounce death threats

The National Union of Press Workers (SNTP) and the Dominican Guild of Journalists (CDP) denounced the death threats and aggression against several journalists in the towns of Nagua, Montecristi and San Juan, reported Diario Digital.

The journalists threatened or assaulted were Francis Frías, Raymond González, Eduardo Castellanos, Belly Reyes Molina, Alfredo del Valle, and photographer Ganni Bonilla Almonte, added Hoy. Read more »

Four journalists file complaints after G20 arrests

Four journalists covering the anti-G20 summit demonstrations have filed official complaints accusing the police of physical violence and threats of sexual assault, the Vancouver Sun reported.

The allegations were submitted to a civilian-led Ontario police watchdog group, which investigates the public's complaints. Read more »

IAPA calls for deaths of Brazilian journalists to be judged at federal level

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) asked the Brazilian government and legislators to approve a proposed Constitutional amendment that would allow killings and attempted killings of journalists to be judged at the federal level. IAPA issued a declaration and sent to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Congress members a letter signed by newspaper readers from across the continent. Read more »

Councilman slaps reporter in face in Brazil

Journalist Márcia Pache, from TV Centro-Oeste, affiliate of SBT in Pontes e Lacerda, west of Cuiabá, was hit in the face on Monday, June 28, by Councilman Lorivaldo Rodrigues de Moraes (DEM), known as "Kirrarinha," according to the website Midia News.

The reporting team recorded the incident (watch the video here). Read more »

Radio reporter shot to death in Brazil

Radio sports reporter Clóvis Silva Aguiar, 48 years old, was murdered Thursday night, June 24, in the city of Imperatriz, in the western part of Maranhão in Brazil, reported the newspaper Jornal Pequeno. He was in the door of his mother's house when two men on a motorcycle drove by and shot at him three times, the newspaper said. Read more »

CPJ's 2010 list of exiled journalists includes one from Guatemala

The Committee to Protect Journalists has released its 2010 survey of journalists living in exile.

Faced with attacks, threats or imprisonment, at least 85 journalists worldwide fled their home countries from June 1, 2009, through May 31, 2010 -- double the previous 12-month period.

According to the report, most journalists are fleeing Iran and East Africa. One was from the Americas: Guatemala. Read more »

Reporter shot in face with rubber bullets after soccer match in Argentina

When fans began throwing things onto the field at the end of a soccer game in Las Rosas, a police officer began shooting rubber bullets, two of which wounded journalist Alberto Leichner, according to in Argentina.

According to that article, Leichner was taken to the hospital, where the bullet that entered behind his ear was removed, but doctors have not yet removed the bullet that entered his forehead. Read more »

On Day of Journalist, media issues a call for information access and freedom of expression

Journalists throughout Venezuela celebrated Day of the Journalist on Sunday, June 27. In Caracas, journalists took to the streets, fighting for freedom of expression and an end to attacks against the media, reported El Universal. Read more »

Mayoral candidate's fist fight with radio reporter taped and broadcast on the air

Mayoral candidate Luis Cáceres Velásquez in the Peruvian city of Arequipa cussed at and then punched the face of radio reporter Huber Ocsa Llacasi, knocking his glasses off, after the journalist asked Cáceres why he did not leave an event that he was not invited to, reports Correo.

The entire confrontation was taped and aired on La Ribereña, the station where Ocsa works. Read more »

New measures considered to protect journalists in Mexico

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission intends to establish an area within the organization dedicated to following step-by-step each case of aggression against journalists, reports the newspaper El Universal.

The goal is to fight impunity and guarantee justice for journalists who have been attacked, threatened or intimidated in the course of doing their job. Read more »


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