Brazilian journalist Leonardo Sakamoto has received dozens of death threats after a fake interview with him was published by a local newspaper in Minas Gerais.
It was the early 2000s when Reginaldo José Gonçalves received a visit from a policeman during the broadcast of his rap program on Radio Heliópolis, a community radio station on the outskirts of São Paulo, Brazil.
On the last day of 2015, the Brazilian newspaper O Mossoroense printed its last edition on paper, and now offers only digital content on its website and mobile app. Created in 1872 in the northeastern city of Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, the newspaper is the third oldest in Brazil, according to the National Association of Newspapers.
Starting in May, residents of 16 cities in Brazil will be able to learn more about the history of journalism, remember important Brazilian reporters and follow a live broadcast of a radio program. All off this will be in a moving museum called “News Truck: Roving Journalism,” a project created by Comunique-se Group that aims to bring the journalistic experience to the public and celebrate the history of making news.
More journalists were injured by the military police during protests against increased transportation fares in São Paulo on Jan. 21. This is in addition to the assaults reported during the military police’s repression of demonstrations on Jan. 12 when at least nine media workers were wounded.
The number of cases of violence against journalists in Brazil increased in 2015, according to a recently released annual report from the National Federation of Journalists (Fenaj). According to the text, 137 incidents against media professionals were reported last year — eight more than in 2014.
A Colombian court has sentenced a man to prison for the August 2014 killing of journalist Luis Carlos Cervantes in Tarazá, Antioquia department.
Journalist David Romero could face up to eight years and four months in prison after being found guilty of defamation (injurias and calumnias). Yet, throughout the course of judicial proceedings, the director of Radio Globo has repeated accusations of prejudice and retaliation against him because of his journalistic work.
After a wave of criticism, the Panamanian Congress decided not to consider a controversial proposal that would have imposed serious restrictions on the practice of journalism for local and foreign correspondents, according to the Panamanian newspaper La Prensa.
The archive of late author Gabriel García Márquez opened to the public on Oct. 21 at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. See photos of the archive below and visit the Ransom Center's site for more. Today is the last day of the Center's symposium, "Gabriel García Márquez: His Life and Legacy."