Decapitated journalist in Mexico used online social network site to report anonymously on violence

The body of a decapitated journalist was found on the morning of Sept. 24 in a roundabout in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, reported the GlobalPost.

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.

19-year-old journalist disappears in southeast Mexico

A journalist in the Gulf state of Veracruz, Mexico was reported missing by his family, reported the newspaper La Jornada de Veracruz.

Mexicans accused of terrorism for spreading rumors on Twitter spark new law to limit expression on social networks

Two Mexicans accused of terrorism and sabotage for posting false rumors over Facebook and Twitter were freed Sept. 21 after spending a month in jail, reported Reuters.

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.

$40 million sentence against Ecuadorian newspaper upheld in court

With two votes in favor and one abstention, a court in Ecuador upheld a sentence of three years in prison and $40 million in damages against an ex-columnist and three directors of the newspaper El Universo.

Journalist flees Nicaragua after several death threats

Journalist Silvia González was forced to quit her job at the newspaper El Nuevo Día and flee Nicaragua after receiving several death threats since July 30, 2011, reported the newspaper.

Despite sunshine law, Uruguay's state telecom company refuses journalist's information request

Uruguay's state-run telecommunications company, Antel, denied journalist David Rabinovich information about its marketing expenses, despite a 2010 access to public information law.

Blog post accusing lawyer gets Brazilian journalist $54,000 fine

A court in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, sentenced journalist Paulo Henrique Amorim, host of the show Domingo Espetacular on Rede Record, to pay damages amounting to more than $54,000 to the lawyer Nélio Machado.

U.S., Brazil promise more transparency, accountability during launch of Open Government Partnership

The United States and Brazil on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in New York launched a transparency initiative for open government, reported the Epoch Times.

Protection requested for Honduran journalist after death threats

Journalist Mario Castro Rodríguez, director of the Globo TV news program "The scourge of corruption" in Honduras, claims to have received death threats via text messages, according to the Press and Society Institute.

Suspects arrested in killing of Peruvian journalist

Police in the northeastern Peruvian city of Chimbote arrested three suspects in connection with the Sept. 7 killing of journalist Pedro Alonso Flores Silva, reported the newspaper Crónica Viva.