Study reveals that journalists, human rights defenders are killed every four weeks in Brazil

A research from the non-governmental organization Article 19 finds that one journalist or human rights defender is killed every four weeks because of their work.

Man allegedly confesses being paid to kill Peruvian journalist Luis Choy

The National Police of Peru presented on Sunday, March 10 ua man who confessed having received money to kill Luis Choy, a photographer with newspaper El Comercio, informed portal Perú 21.

Mexican president proposes bill to open up competitiveness in radio and TV

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto presented on Monday, March 11 a proposal to reform the telecommunications law with the intention of putting an end to the open television duopoly and putting and broaden competition in the sector, according to the Associated Press.

Gun attack against web reporter in Antigua and Barbuda "unusual," IPI says

An online news website in Antigua and Barbuda reported that one of its reporters was shot at on March 4, according to the International Press Institute. 

Attacks against the press in Argentina up 250 percent in 2012

Attacks against the press in Argentina rose 250 percent in 2012 over the previous year, according a report by Fundación LED, the Freedom of Expression + Democracy Foundation, reported the newspaper Clarín. 

Suspect confesses to accepting money to kill Peruvian photojournalist Luis Choy

The Peruvian National Police announced on Sunday, March 10, that a man confessed to accepting money to kill Luis Choy, a photojournalist for El Comercio, reported the website Perú 21. 

Newspaper in northern Mexico will stop reporting on crime after threats

After receiving threats on 45 banners hung in several cities across the state of Coahuila, Mexico, the newspaper Zócalo announced that it would cease reporting on organized crime effective Monday, March 11.

Missing newspaper employee found dead in apparent suicide in Mexico

An employee of El Diario de Cuidad Juárez has been missing since Thursday, March 7, according to the newspaper located in the border city. 

Brazilian crime reporter shot dead, becoming the third killed in 2013

On the morning of Friday, March 8, political journalist Rodrigo Neto was killed in Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, after having received several death threats, which, according to him, were connected to his reporting, reported the newspaper Vale do Aço.

CPJ presents report to Supreme Court of Brazil on threats against journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists submitted a report on threats against the press in Latin American countries to the president of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil, Joaquim Barbosa, on Wednesday, March 6, reported the Court's website.

Dissident blogger Yoani Sánchez vows to start independent news outlet in Cuba

Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sánchez announced her intention to establish an independent news organization on the island when she returns from her world tour, reported Agence France-Presse on Sunday, March 10. 

Cuban journalist begins second hunger strike

Cuban journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias began a hunger strike on March 6 to demand his immediate release.