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New app allows journalists in Mexico and Colombia to report attacks in real time

Using a new application for Android phones, any journalist in Mexico and Colombia can report real-time attacks to organizations dedicated to protecting freedom of expression, reported newspaper El Universal. Read more »

Mexican journalist living in exile criticizes the shortcomings of the country’s Mechanism to Protect Journalists

In an interview with Reporters Without Borders, Mexican journalist Verónica Basurto Gamero, who has lived in exile since March, criticized the country's Mechanism to Protect Journalists, saying that two months of threats and harassment made her doubt about the effectiveness of this government resource meant to help members of the press. Read more »

IAPA worried about safety and access to information in Honduras

The restriction of information by government officials, journalists' safety and the telecommunications bill in Honduras are the main concerns worrying a committee from the Inter American Press Society, IAPA, visiting the country since May 27. The goal of the visit is to understand the state of the freedom of the press in the country, "follow up on commitments about the application of measures to guarantee protection and fight the impunity of crimes against journalists." Read more »

Unesco tour seeks to help improve press freedom, journalists’ safety in Central America

Concerned over the state of freedom of expression and the safety of journalists in Central America, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) is on tour through the region to meet and discuss these issues with media outlets, newspaper La Prensa Gráfica reported. Read more »

Daily News Digest: Front pages & stories behind the stories highlight tragedy in Boston

April 16 cover of The Sun Chronicle. Poynter via the Newseum.
  • Front pages & stories behind the stories highlight tragedy in Boston [Poynter]

Mexican female journalists suffer from sexual, psychological violence, according to report

Mexican female journalists have been attacked 115 times in the last 10 years, with a noticeable increase after 2009, according to a new report by the association Women's Communication and Information (CIMAC in Spanish). What's worse, the killings of 13 female journalists remain unsolved, said the organization. Read more »

Bolivian journalists attacked while covering police conflicts

Guest post by Carlos Soria Galvarro, associate director for Radio Sur Agricultura and member of the national table of AMARC-Bolivia

A total of 15 attacks against Bolivian journalists and cameramen working for both public and private news media were registered during the police conflict that happened from June 21-26. Read more »

Protection requested for threatened Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho

Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho reported another death threat due to her work, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Read more »


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