In a front-page editorial on April 2, the Mexican newspaper El Imparcial asked the new president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, not to forget the case of Alfredo Jiménez Mota, a journalist who covered the police beat in the northern state of Sonora and disappeared eight years ago.
The International Press Institute is urging authorities in Haiti to consider Georges Henri Honorat's role as a journalist among the possible motives for his shooting last week, citing several instances of journalists targeted for their work in Haiti.
The founder of Blog del Narco is a young woman living in northern Mexico, revealed by the British newspaper The Guardian and the website Texas Observer in the first interview with the administrator of the hugely popular blog.
The Associated Press reversed its defense of the term “illegal immigrant” and dropped it from the AP Stylebook, according to the wire service’s blog on Tuesday, April 2.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias began a hunger strike on March 6 to demand his immediate release.