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After death of Chávez, Venezuelan government warns media as attacks on press continue

At least two other news teams have been kept from covering events related to the death of Hugo Chávez last week. On Feb. 7, a group identified as government supporters intimidated and threatened correspondent Luis Alfonso Fernández for the broadcaster América Noticias and a cameraman for the network Alberto Porras

Last major opposition network in Venezuela to be sold

The director of Globovisón, one of the most critical private television networks of the Venezuelan government, announced that it will be sold after the April 14 presidential election, reported the newspaper El Universal.

Gun attack against web reporter in Antigua and Barbuda "unusual," IPI says

An online news website in Antigua and Barbuda reported that one of its reporters was shot at on March 4, according to the International Press Institute. 

CPJ presents report to Supreme Court of Brazil on threats against journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists submitted a report on threats against the press in Latin American countries to the president of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil, Joaquim Barbosa, on Wednesday, March 6, reported the Court's website.

Dissident blogger Yoani Sánchez vows to start independent news outlet in Cuba

Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sánchez announced her intention to establish an independent news organization on the island when she returns from her world tour, reported Agence France-Presse on Sunday, March 10. 

Three Latin Americans named among the new Knight Fellows for International Journalism

The International Center for Journalists named three Latin American journalists and a Portuguese designer who instructed a course for the Knight Center as the next Knight International Journalism Fellows last week.   

Former Haitian president testifies in attempt to re-open investigation into journalist's death

Former Haitian President René Préval testified privately on Thursday, March 7, as part of an effort to re-open a criminal investigation into the killing of muckraking journalist Jean Dominique, reported the Associated Press.

Journalists call Caribbean countries to oppose reforms that could weaken OAS' Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression

The Association of Caribbean Media Workers asked Caricom -- an organization that promotes cooperation among Caribbean nations -- to discourage its 15 members from participating in a meeting of the Organization of American States

Two news teams attacked in Venezuela while covering the death of Hugo Chávez

Two news teams said they were attacked while covering the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.

Legislators in Dominican Republic propose to remove prison terms for defamation in new Penal Code

The President of the Justice Commission of the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic, Demostenes Martínez, announced yesterday that prison sentences for defamation and slander have been removed from the Penal Code reform, currently being reviewed in the legislature, said news website dr1.