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Gunmen kill radio station owner in Paraguay; RSF blames organized crime

The owner of radio station Sin Fronteras 98.5 FM Marcelino Váquez was gunned down and killed on Wednesday Feb. 6 in front of his work place in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay, near the border with Brazil, website Paraguay.com informed.

Journalists' union leader demands more security for legislative reporters in Venezuela

President of the Venezuelan National Journalists' Union (CNP in Spanish), Tinedo Guía, requested more protection for journalists who cover the country's legislature, reported the newspaper El Universal. On Tuesday, Feb. 5, reporters from private media organizations were prevented from covering an event at the National Assembly in Caracas.

Venezuela’s state telecom accused of blocking access to site reporting on Chávez’s health

Pro-democracy organization Freedom House recently accused Venezuela’s chief national telecommunications company, CANTV, of denying access to the online newspaper Diario de Cuba after the publication ran a number of stories on the health of President Hugo Chávez in January.

Uruguay to implement new media regulations in 2013

On Friday, Feb. 1, Uruguayan President José Mujica announced that he would implement new media regulations in 2013, reported the newspaper El Diario. Mujica did not specify which regulations would be implemented but new media rules were a central part of his administration's political agenda, approved in 2012, noted the newspaper.

Haiti correspondent details aid-money corruption, media clichés in new book on earthquake coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010 nearly killed then-Associated Press correspondent Jonathan Katz. He was on the second floor of his home and bureau when the walls and floors buckled, collapsing under him.

Attorney General accuses defense of delay tactics in Brazilian journalist’s murder case

The Attorney General of Maranhão, Regina Lúcia de Almeida Rocha, claimed last week that the defense in the trial for the murder of journalist Décio Sá is attempting to “delay the course of proceedings” against the accused, said G1.

Latin American journalists win big in most recent King of Spain Awards

The chronicle of a Peruvian trash bag from sidewalk to landfill, a TV documentary series on the Mexican Revolution, and an exclusive interview with the Colombian prostitute behind last year’s U.S. Secret Service scandal were among the winning stories at the 30th annual King of Spain International Journalism Awards.

Peruvian journalist stabbed after leaving TV station

Nixon Solórzano Bernales, host of a TV program dedicated to informing citizens of public safety issues in the Cajamarca region of northern Peru, was attacked and stabbed as he left the television station on Jan. 14, according to the Press and Society Institute (or IPYS in Spanish).

Brazilian journalist sentenced to pay $205,000 says he will continue fight for freedom of expression

Courts in Pará ruled once again against journalist Lúcio Flávio Pinto, winner of last year's Vladimir Herzog Amnesty and Human Rights Award, among several other accolades for his work in recent years.

El Faro: Using the best of new and traditional media to give Salvadorans a voice

Politicians love to talk, but apart from periodic elections – if you’re lucky – how are the people heard? After 20 years of rule by the same party, Salvadorans voted in a new party in 2009, but the election brought little change.