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Thousands of Latin American and Caribbean journalists benefit from Knight Center programs in 2011

Online courses and webinars, workshops, conferences, e-books, a news blog and direct assistance to journalists' organizations have been offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas during 2011.

Activists call for UN to monitor treatment of jailed Venezuelan editor

The non-governmental organization Foro Penal Venezolano wrote a letter to the High Commissioner for Human Rights requesting the United Nations organization send an observer to Venezuela to monitor the case of jailed editor Leocenis García.

Colombian journalist Hollman Morris honored with International Nuremberg Human Rights Award

Colombian journalist Hollman Morris, who started the investigative television program Contravia in 2003, was awarded the International Nuremberg Human Rights Award on Sunday, Sept. 25, in Nuremberg, Germany.

Brazilian police reporter's questions get her kicked out of city hall

Fátima Souza, a Brazilian police reporter for Rede Record, was expelled from an interview with a municipal leader in Franco da Rocha in the state of São Paulo on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Brazilian website owner sentenced to pay damages to inspector general

Brazilian journalist Marcos Antônio Moreira, owner of Super Site Good, was ordered to pay damages of over $12,000 (BR$ 21,800) to the ex-inspector general of justice for the state of Mato Grosso, Orlando Perri, reported MidiaNews.

Brazilian journalist injured covering protests in West Bank

Guilherme Russo, Middle East special correspondent for the Brazilian newspaper O Estado de São Paulo, was injured while covering confrontations between the Israeli army and Palestinian protesters in the refugee camp Qalandiya.

Ex-soccer player forced to pay damages to photographer in Brazil

A court in Rio de Janeiro sentenced ex-soccer player Ronaldo Fenômeno to pay $5,400 in damages to a photographer, José Aveline Neto, reported the site SRZD. The athlete can appeal the decision, EFE added.

Brazilian reporter arrested after questioning expulsion of journalists investigating attack on hostel

Felipe Werneck, a Rio de Janeiro-based correspondent for the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo, was arrested for contempt of authority on Sunday, Sept. 25, reported IG.

Venezuela's independent press faces difficult election year in 2012; editor remains jailed

President of the Block of Venezuelan Press, an association of Venezuelan newspaper editors, believes covering the 2012 presidential election will be especially difficult for an independent press already under attack.

Brazilian journalist attacked by people he was photographing

Brazilian photographer Edu Fortes, 27 years-old, of Grupo RAC, was attacked by two men who were setting fire to the side of the José Roberto Magalhães Teixeira highway, in the interior of the state of São Paulo, reported RAC's website.