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Haitian prime minister's claim of defamation rejected by American-based journalist

A journalist based in the United States has rejected claims by Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe that he was defamed by the reporter for Haiti-Observateur, said Associated Press (AP) on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Mayoral candidates across Brazil attempt to block publication of voter polls

Attempts to block the publication of voter polls were met with mixed results leading up to Brazil's municipal elections, reported the newspaper O Globo.

Colombian journalist accused of having ties to FARC sentenced for conspiracy

A Colombian judge sentenced a journalist for the crime of conspiracy, punishable with up to 18 years in prison, claiming the journalist had connections to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC in Spanish), reported Europa Press.

Venezuelan state journalist attacked at opposition campaign event

On Sunday, Sept. 9, a journalist for the National Network of Venezuelan Public Media (SNMP in Spanish) was attacked by supporters of Henrique Capriles, President Hugo Chávez's opponent in the up-coming October presidential elections, reported the Venezuelan News Agency.

Brazil consults reporters for UN Action Plan to Protect journalists

The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji in Portuguese) sent its suggestions to the United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for an Action Plan to improve the protection of journalists and combat impunity.

Newspapers urged to raise their prices to combat declining advertising revenues

Recent data showing print advertising revenue continues to decline in the newspaper industry has emerged just as some observers suggest newspapers should consider price increases for their print product, a strategy that doesn't impress one Wall Street Journal editor.

Globovisión asks Venezuelan government to end "unfounded accusations" after shootout

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, officials from the Venezuelan broadcaster Globovisión asked the Attorney General to end "unfounded accusations" by government officials after one of the channel's employees was supposedly involved in a shootout.

Argentine reporter goes on hunger strike, claiming she was fired for criticizing the government

An Argentine reporter went on a hunger strike at the end of August, six years after her contract with a television channel was not renewed, reported the news group Rosario3. "I want them to give back my voice and job," said the journalist.

News Corp.'s recruitment of former Colombian president criticized

The nomination of former Colombian president Álvaro Uribe, accused of knowing about illegal wiretapping of journalists, judges and political opponents, to the board of News Corp. has raised eyebrows in the United States.

Correspondent for the Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo receives death threat

An Ecuadorian journalist claimed to have received a death threat from two anonymous phone calls, reported the newspaper Hoy.