Law in El Salvador considers jailtime for management of media outlets who refuse to publish responses verbatim

The Legislative Assembly in El Salvador approved a law that requires media outlets to publish letters of response verbatim of people who feel offended by any reported content.

Supreme Court in Colombia absolves journalist sentenced to prison for defamation

The Supreme Court in Colombia absolved journalist Luis Agustín González on Tuesday, who had been sentenced to prison for the crime of defamation.

Body of reporter found Oaxaca, Mexico with gunshot wounds, signs of beating

Mexican authorities confirmed that a body found in the state of Oaxaca on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, belonged to journalist Alberto López Bello.

Writer for Blog del Narco confronts economic problems, desperation in her self-exile in Spain

"Lucy," the mysterious author of Blog del Narco, posted a letter in which she details the loneliness and economic problems she confronts during her self-exile in Spain.

New journalism association in Chile launches with workshop on digital tools and investigative techniques

More than 200 reporters, editors, students and journalism professors came together in Santiago, Chile on July 5 and 6 for the First International Workshop on Investigative Journalism Techniques, which served as the inaugural event for the new Chilean Journalists' Network.

Kidnapped Honduran journalist found dead after two-week search

The dismembered body of Honduran television journalist Aníbal Barrow was identified on July 10, 2013 after a 16-day search,

In transnational journalism project, Costa Rican team visualizes links between thousands of offshore companies

When the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) got its hands on a leak with millions of documents containing details on hundreds of secret companies in tax havens, it put together one of the most impressive groups of reporters ever assembled to participate in what the organization is already calling “the most ambitious cross-border investigative project in history." More than 100 reporters in 58 countries participated in examining the documents and have already produced several articles on what t

Hacker takes over Venezuelan news site, warns government to not give asylum to Edward Snowden

Eduardo Ponte, El Nacional's interactive content and social media manager, said his tech support and programming team were unable to detect any intrusion to their servers or interruption to the site's service. 

Two journalists in Peru fear for their lives after being filmed and photographed by stranger

Two TV journalists in Peru revealed they were photographed and filmed on June 21 near the television station Canal 15 UCV Satelital in the northern city of Trujillo, according to a statement by the Press and Society Institute (IPYS).

Prisoner claims Peruvian photojournalist was killed for investigating ties between politician, drug trafficking

A prisoner in Peru recently said that the assassins of photographer Luis Choy confessed to him that the motive of the crime was Choy's investigation into the alleged connections between a politician and drug trafficking.

Brazilian blogger sentenced to jail for writing fictional short story

José Cristian Góes, a reporter from the Brazilian state of Sergipe, was sentenced on July 4 to seven months and a week in jail for writing and posting a fictional short story on local political cronyism in May 2012 for his blog Infonet, reported the daily Conjur.

New Gabriel García Márquez award to recognize best of Ibero-American journalism

The Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism, FNPI, and the city of Medellín, Colombia have launched the new Gabriel García Márquez International Journalism Award.