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VIDEO: The complicated panorama of freedom of expression in Ecuador

Ecuador is one of countries in Latin America with the worst problems in practicing freedom of expression due to President Rafael Correa's repeated attacks on the private and independent press in the country.

NYT columnist, Knight Center director debate future of newspapers during investigative journalism conference in Brazil

If there is one message that can summarize the conversation between New York Times columnist David Carr and Professor Rosental Calmon Alves, director and founder of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, it is that, in today's journalism, if you want to do something, don't just think about it -- do it.

VIDEO: Federal protection law for Mexican press is just first step toward a solution, says human rights journalist

The passage of recent legislation in Mexico that allows crimes against journalists to be investigated at the federal, instead of local, level is just a first step toward improving the dire situation currently facing the Mexican press.

Press organizations condemn censorship as Brazilian judge forces digital newspaper to remove content

In an injunction, a Brazilian judge from the city of Vitória, in the state of Espírito Santo, forced the digital newspaper Século Diário to take down five published stories -- three news reports and two editorials -- that mentioned a local prosecutor, reported the newspaper Jornal do Brasil.

Colombian police attack journalist, erase information from his camera and cell phone

Police attacked a Colombian journalist who was trying to cover a bank robbery in the city of Barranquilla, in northern Colombia, reported the newspaper El Espectador.

Bolivian General files lawsuit against journalist

Bolivian General Félix Rojas, who is under criminal investigation, has filed a lawsuit against a journalist for publishing about the general's alleged corruption, reported the newspaper El Diario.

VIDEO: Haiti faces threats to freedom of expression, journalist says

Gotson Pierre, founder of Alterpresse in Haiti, told the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas that journalists in the Dominican Republic and Haiti are facing serious, recent threats against freedom of expression.

Press freedom, human rights groups condemn killing of Brazilian sports journalist

The Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on Wednesday, July 11, condemned the killing of Brazilian sports commentator Valério Luiz de Oliveira.

Ex-police officer sentenced to 19 years in prison for 1989 killing of Brazilian columnist

An ex-police officer accused of killing a Brazilian journalist in 1989 was sentenced to 19 years in prison on Tuesday, July 10, reported the newspaper Folha Vitória.

7th International Conference on Investigative Journalism gets underway in Brazil

The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji in Portuguese) will begin on Thursday, July 12, its 7th International Conference on Investigative Journalism in the city of Sao Paulo.