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Press organizations urge Obama to push for greater protections for journalists during his trip to Mexico, Costa Rica

On Thursday, May 2, the press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) published an open letter to United States President Barack Obama urging him to use his visit to Mexico this week to strike a firm commitment to protect freedom of expression and end impunity for press crimes in the troubled country. 

“The killing is the result of a country in chaos”: a profile of Mexican journalist Regina Martínez

On April 28, 2012, the news spread by word of mouth through a shocked community.  Regina Martínez Pérez, correspondent for Proceso magazine, was found dead in her house in Xalapa, Veracruz.

New crowd-sourced map tracks attacks against journalists, social media users in Mexico

Freedom House and the International Center for Journalists have launched a new crowd-sourced map to track attacks against journalists, social media users and bloggers who report crime and corruption in Mexico.

Brazil aims to complete analog-to-digital transition by 2016

Officially launched in Brazil in December 2007, today digital TV covers 46.8 percent of the country, according to data from the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL).  What does this mean less than three years out from the end of analog TV broadcasting – which, by decree, is set to end in July 2016?  What is the federal government planning to reach the remaining 53.4 percent before the deadline?

Young photojournalist killed and mutilated in northern Mexico

Update 2: Anonymous journalists in Saltillo told the magazine Proceso that a representative from the Coahuila state prosecutor knew in advance where to find the bodies of Martínez and Zamora. 

Press freedom organization Article 19 receives threats in Mexico

The director and staff of freedom of the press organization Article 19 in Mexico received on April 19 a letter containing threats.

Reporter from Veracruz, Mexico, has been missing for two months, says RSF

A police reporter in the notoriously dangerous state of Veracruz, Mexico, has been missing for 60 days, denounced Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French). 

Cyberattack on El Periódico in Guatemala is the most recent in a long history of aggressions

On April 8, El Periódico, one of the principal independent newspapers in Guatemala, published an extensive and unflattering portrait of Vice President Roxana Baldetti.

During second presidential elections in six months, media landscape in Venezuela still divided

On Thursday night in Venezuela, interim President Nicolás Maduro ended his campaign in Caracas at the same time as opposition candidate Henrique Capriles closed his in Barquisimeto, the capital of Lara, the state where he was governor.  

Mexican journalist wins Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism

Mexican journalist Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism this year, the Pulitzer Prize board announced on Monday.