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After threats from organized crime, citizen journalist's social media accounts in Mexico go dark without explanation

After citing security concerns and work conflicts, the post went on to say, “It was necessary at this time to pause and re-think our activities and objectives.” The post declared that the accounts would eventually re-open, reported Animal Político.

After attacks, Mexican journalist in Veracruz has lived at newspaper's offices for three years

A Mexican journalist has been living at the offices of her newspaper as a safety measure after having suffered three aggressions against her, reported CNN México.

Majority of Brazilian media avoids discussing racism, study says

The majority of news outlets in Brazil stay away from the topic of racism, even though they regularly deal with the issue of racial inequality, according to a study conducted by the Institute of Socioeconomic Studies (Inesc) and Andi, a not-for-profit media watchdog.

Two police officers fired after arbitrary detention of journalist in Argentina

The Security Ministry of Santa Fé province (in the heart of Argentina) decided to fire two police officers after attacking and detaining a journalist and a street vendor, news portal El Litoral reported.

IAPA applauds governmental support for IACHR's Freedom of Expression Rapporteur

The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) applauded, in a recent press release, that the governments of the American continent supported the Inter-American Human Rights System during the Extraordinary General Assembly celebrated in Washington on Friday, March 22.

After years of threats, Mexican journalist fights to keep armed protection: By Anabel Hernández

In the following guest column written for the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, Hernández describes the effects and consequences her investigations have had on her life -- and the lives of her family and sources.

Brazilian senate commission to debate amendments to right of reply law

After approving a right of reply law in March 2012, the Constitution and Justice Commission (CCJ) of the Brazilian Senate will debate the issue this Thursday, March 27, said the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (ABRAJI).

Argentine journalist receives threats during radio interview

An Argentine journalist has denounced threats and censorship while presenting his book “The Business of Human Rights” in the northeastern province of Chaco, which is covered in three chapters of the book.

FOPEA warns against retaliatory firings of Argentine journalists

The firings of three journalists in Argentina under different circumstances are a demonstration of the “lack of labor guarantees" that prevent reporters from exercising their profession in “liberty and without suffering reprisals,”

Mexican Congressmen approve telecom reforms: a summary

After 17 hours in session, the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico approved on Friday, March 22 a telecommunications reform law, one of the most hotly debated topics of recent weeks.

National Court of Ecuador clears journalist who faced 5 years in prison

The criminal chamber of the National Court of Justice of Ecuador has declared the journalist Freddy Aponte innocent. Aponte had been facing five years in prison for "fraudulent insolvency" -- not being able to pay a fine -- said the newspaper La Hora.

New wave of threats targets Venezuelan journalists, media workers

Several Venezuelan cartoonists, journalists, writers and artists have been the target of a series of threats through Twitter, telephone and text messages, according to news portal Noticias 24.