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Brazilian journalist ordered to pay $15,000 in moral damages to network news director

Luiz Carlos Azenha, journalist for the Brazilian news network Rede Record and editor of the blog Viomundo, was ordered to pay nearly $15,000 in moral damages to TV Global's news and sports director, Ali Kamel, reported the website Consultor Jurídico.

New bill would decriminalize defamation in Jamaica

The Jamaican government will submit new defamation legislation designed to protect journalists in their work, reported the news website Caribbean360.  Information Minister Sandrea Falconer says the new law will remove the distinction between libel and slander, set up a single defamation cause, and abolish the criminal libel law, added the website.

After threats from organized crime, citizen journalist's social media accounts in Mexico go dark without explanation

After citing security concerns and work conflicts, the post went on to say, “It was necessary at this time to pause and re-think our activities and objectives.” The post declared that the accounts would eventually re-open, reported Animal Político.

After years of threats, Mexican journalist fights to keep armed protection: By Anabel Hernández

In the following guest column written for the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, Hernández describes the effects and consequences her investigations have had on her life -- and the lives of her family and sources.

RSF urges Colombia to protect journalists from police violence

Colombian reporters covering a coffee workers’ strike in the departments of Hulia and Tolima face violence from police forces and lack adequate protection, according to a March 8 letter from Reporters Without Borders

Cuban journalist begins second hunger strike

Cuban journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias began a hunger strike on March 6 to demand his immediate release.

CPJ asks if media blackouts help kidnapped journalists

Are media blackouts effective—or even ethical—when a journalist has been kidnapped? That’s the question Frank Smyth, a senior adviser for journalist security with the Committee to Protect Journalists, explored in a recent blog post on the organization’s website on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Armed attack on Mexican newspaper is the third in four years

A group of armed men fired at the building of Mexican newspaper El Siglo de Torreón on Tuesday Feb. 26, according to this newspaper published in Northern Mexico. It's the third time the newspaper has been attacked in the last four years. Earlier this month, five of its employees were kidnapped and freed after several hours. No one was hurt during the attack but some employees suffered from anxiety attacks, the newspaper said. On Tuesday afternoon, Torreón mayor Eduardo Olmos visited the newspaper to speak with it

Forum seeks to create bridge between Latin American journalists and academics

Renowned Mexican reporters Marcela Turati and Javier Valdez, as well as Chilean narrative journalist Cristian Alarcón, will discuss on Feb. 28 their work and the need to forge a bridge between journalists and academics during a forum hosted at the University of Texas at Austin.

Website ordered to pay $7,500 in damages for slandering deputy's advisor in Brazil

The Brazilian media company UH News was sentenced to pay over $7,500 in moral damages, according to the court's website.