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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An Ecuadorian journalist claimed to have received a death threat from two anonymous phone calls, reported the newspaper Hoy.
On Thursday, Aug. 30, the Ecuadorian magazine Vanguardia sued President Rafael Correa for $2 million in moral damages, along with the court costs and lawyer's fees, reported Europa Press and the newspaper El Comercio.
An Argentine journalist claimed that a local media company owner tortured him with a cattle prod and beat him in the town of Ingeniero Juárez, in the northern border province of Formosa.