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Topic “violence against journalists”

Brazilian court forces government to pay journalist who was assaulted 10 years ago

A Brazilian federal court ordered the federal government to pay more than $28,000 in "moral damages" to a freelance photographer who, 10 years ago, was physically and verbally assaulted by soldiers during an end-of-the-year party at the Copacabana fort in Rio de Janeiro. Read more »

Soccer official attacks radio reporter in Brazil

Journalist Rodrigo Santos, of Rádio Cidade in Brusque, Santa Catarina, was punched and kicked by an official of the Catarinense Soccer Federation (FCF), Delfim Peixoto Neto, reported Diário Catarinense. After the attack, Santos lost consciousness and was taken to the hospital. Read more »

G20 and journalists: In Internet Era, the press is no longer an exclusive club

In the fallout from the G20 summit protests, during which police were accused of beating and threatening journalists, some reporters are questioning whether the journalists who were attacked actually qualify as members of the press, while others are debating what it means to be a journalist in the Digital Age. Read more »

Brazilian reporter accuses councilman of intimidation

Reporter Márcia Pache, of TV Centro Oeste, the affiliate of the channel Sistema Brasileño de Televisión (SBT) in Mato Grosso, filed another complaint against Councilman Lourivaldo Rodrigues de Moraes, of the city of Pontes e Lacerda, for continuing to intimidate her, reported Comunique-se. Read more »

Journalists attacked with machetes in Northeast Argentina

The Forum of Press and Social Communication Workers in the Argentine province of Misiones condemned the aggression and death threats against journalists Daniel Villamea, of the newspaper El Territorio, and Aníbal Romero, of Canal 8, in the city of Oberá, reported Territorio Digital. Read more »

Violence in Mexico puts local media in the line of fire

The media suffering most from the killings of at least eight journalists this year in Mexico are those in the interior of the country who are essentially defenseless against the violence, reported the Inter Press Service (IPS). Read more »

Colombia calls death of journalist Guillermo Cano a crime against humanity

The investigation into the 1986 death of the publisher and editor-in-chief of the newspaper El Espectador, Guillermo Cano, will have no statute of limitations as the prosecution declared the killing, still unsolved, as a crime against humanity, reported El Espectador and El Colombiano. Read more »

7th media worker this year is shot to death in western Mexico

Hugo Olivera Cartas was killed Tuesday morning after being shot three times. The body was found in a pickup truck on a road between the cities of Tepalcatepec and Aguililla in the western state of Michoacán, reports the news agency Quadratín, where the journalist worked. Read more »

Canadian press freedom group surveying journalists' treatment at G20 summit

After four journalists covering the anti-G20 summit demonstrations filed complaints against police, the group Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) has decided to survey journalists who “believe their freedom of expression was compromised by police/security personnel,” according to Editor & Publisher. Read more »


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