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Rising attacks against journalists in Guatemala cause concern for press advocates

In the first six months of 2015 alone, there were 59 documented attacks against journalists in Guatemala, according to a report released last week by the Observatory for Journalists of the Center for Informative Reports about Guatemala (CERIGUA for its acronym in Spanish).  

Violence against Mexican journalists now concentrated in the southern states, with Veracruz in the spotlight

In the last decade, Mexico has become one of the most dangerous countries of the world for journalists, largely due to the so-called War on Drugs in the northern region that borders the United States.

Brazilian journalist wins the Recognition of Excellence Award from the García Márquez Foundation

Brazilian journalist and editor Dorrit Harazim won the Recognition of Excellence Award of the Gabriel García Márquez (GGM) Journalism Award, as was announced July 22 by the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI by its acronym in Spanish).

Artigo 19's documentary on late journalist Rodrigo Neto looks at impunity in Brazil

Rodrigo Neto, a journalist and radio host from Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, denounced injustices and held police accountable.

Reported harassment of Nicaraguan journalists highlights dangers of reporting during protests

A year after Nicaraguan journalists called on authorities for protection during anti-government protests, several were reportedly threatened during demonstrations in Managua last week.

Brazilian crowdfunding campaign "Ocupe a Pública" surpasses its goal and extends to 2016

Three days before the end of their crowdfunding campaign, Brazilian journalism nonprofit Pública, an investigative organization led by women, met its goal. The campaign “Ocupe A Pública”, launched on Jan. 21, aimed to collect $50,000 Brazilian reals  (around US $18,000) to fund 10 stories with themes chosen by reader-collaborators who will also be involved with their production.​

In Mexico, PEN Awards go to writers and journalists who embody freedom of expression

In an environment where widespread violence against journalists persists, five distinguished writers stood up for freedom of expression and were recognized for excellence in journalism, literature and their work for human rights.

Op-ed on homosexuality costs Colombian columnist his job

Feb. 17 was a day like any other for Yohir Akerman, former columnist for El Colombiano, until he discovered – while flipping through the pages of the paper – that he had been fired. The reason: claiming that “god was wrong” to reject homosexuality in the Bible in one of his columns.

Five years after earthquake, Haiti’s journalists show resilience amid threats to freedom of the press

Five years after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, the country's journalists face threats, harassment, and silencing by government supporters and, on occasion, the president himself. While journalism had an urgent and imperative role in the aftermath of the earthquake, Haitian journalists have maintained a steady criticism of reconstruction efforts and, as a result, have been vilified by authorities.

Press advocates call for thorough investigation into killing of young Peruvian journalist

Despite the comments of a senior Peruvian police official who said the killing of 22-year-old Lima reporter Fernando Raymondi was not motivated by his coverage of organized crime, drug trafficking and corruption, local journalists and international press freedom advocates continue to call for a thorough investigation of the shooting.