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Trinidad and Tobago government minister criticized for withholding crime statistics from public view

A top government official in Trinidad and Tobago has ordered police to withhold crime statistics from the public and media, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Governor of Veracruz state denies having discussed state of the press in Mexico with foreign journalists

Journalist Peter Godwin said he recently met with the governor of Veracruz Javier Duarte to discuss violence against journalists in the Mexican state, even though the politician denied the meeting took place and other alleged participants also said they weren’t there, the Mexican weekly Proceso reported.

Venezuelan newspaper suffers third attack with grenade explosion

One bystander was injured when a grenade exploded at the headquarters of the newspaper Nuevo Día in the state of Falcón, Venezuela, reported the newspaper El Universal.

Journalists left beaten and bruised on the eve of municipal elections in Brazil

On the eve of municipal elections in Brazil, journalists suffered assaults in several cities across the country. The assaults shared a common thread of alleged illegal behavior by candidates and their supporters.

Government bullies investigative reporters, private broadcasters in Trinidad and Tobago, says IPI

The International Press Institute (IPI) decried government harassment of investigative reporters in Trinidad and Tobago and accused the islands' communications ministry of abusing a dormant broadcasting rule, reported the organization on Thursday, Oct. 4, and Friday, Oct. 5.

Journalist's tweet draws threat in run-up to Venezuela's presidential election

Venezuela journalist Leonardo León tweeted on Sept. 30, that he had received threats on his Twitter feed from a government supporter known as "imperatus josue," reported the press freedom group Public Space.

Haitian journalists face constant retaliation from government: Report

Journalists in Haiti critical of the government constantly face intimidation and are blocked access to official sources, according to a recent report from the University of San Francisco’s School of Law and the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti.

Tico Times looks for new business models online after end of print edition (Interview)

Tico Times editor David Boddiger could already see the writing on the wall by the time he joined the newspaper two years ago.

Violence and legal harassment, biggest threats to press in Latin America, says CPJ

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) executive director Joel Simon testified at a briefing on press freedom in Latin America that violence and legal harassment are the biggest obstacles journalists face in the region, according to CPJ’s website.

Brazilian reporter secreted away after series of increasingly aggressive threats

After a series of increasingly aggressive threats from an ex-commander of the Rondas Ostensivas Tobias de Aguiar (ROTA in Portuguese), an arm of the São Paulo Military Police, the newspaper Folha de São Paulo moved its reporter André Caramante to an undisclosed location for his security, reported the newspaper Brasil de Fato.