Um incêndio destruiu quase por completo os equipamentos de transmissão da estação de rádio FM Sapucay na sexta-feira, 18 de novembro, na província argentina de Santa Rita Misiones, na fronteira com o Brasil, segundo informações do Fórum de Jornalismo Argentino (FOPEA).
Com três jornalistas assassinados, um preso, alguns ameaçados de morte e outros dois condenados por suposta difamação, Peru comemorou neste sábado, 1º de outubro, o Dia do Jornalista.
What is renowned journalist Giannina Segnini going to do after leaving Costa Rican newspaper La Nación?
Two daily newspapers in Mexico have created their own cable television news channels to compete against the limited coverage that Mexico's network duopoly provide the country on broadcast television. Starting on Sept. 2, Excélsior, the oldest paper in Mexico, will begin broadcasting a 24 hour news channel under its brand using its own reporters.
The press corps in Guatemala denounced new acts of agression against reporters in the country. The daily newspaper Siglo 21 claimed that indigenous reporter Lucrecia Mateo was assaulted on Sunday, Aug. 25, when she tried to cover a meeting about the installation of a hydroelectric dam in the Guatemalan department of Huehuetango. A group of opposition protesters beat the reporter and robbed her camera equipment, according to the news agency AFP.
Without any proof or evidence, Mexican journalist Jesús Lemus Barajas was sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of drug trafficking, only to get his freedom back after serving three years in maximum security jail, according to Reporters Without Borders.
C-Libre, a Honduras-based organization promoting freedom of expression, is questioning the suicide of journalist Aldo Calderón, who was investigating the killing of his colleague Anibal Barrow.
The Civic Association for Communication and Information for Women (CIMAC in Spanish) released a report yesterday on violence against female journalists in Mexico. The document details the types of offenders, forms of violence, age and marital status of almost 100 journalists who have been attacked or intimidated in the last decade.
Two reporters from Nicaragua have asked for asylum to the United States after receiving death threats, according to the daily La Prensa.
The Bartolomé Carrasco Briseño Regional Center for Human Rights, located in Mexico, denounced new threats against journalist Pedro Matías Arrazola, correspondent for Proceso magazine in the state of Oaxaca and anchor of an online news show.