Ecuadorian cartoonist Javier Bonilla “Bonil” of the newspaper El Universo claimed he received threats on Facebook, reported the non-governmental organization Fundamedios.
Several journalistic organizations condemned the recent comments made by Veracruz’s director of public safety against a photojournalist that published pictures of a self-defense group.
Mexican journalist Ana Lilia Pérez was sued for moral damages by federal congressman Juan Bueno Torio, according to news agency CIMAC.
Venezuela’s interim president, Nicolás Maduro, launched the television program Diálogo Bolivariano (Bolivarian Dialogue) on Thursday, March 14, emulating the late Hugo Chávez’s famous Aló Presidente program, reported El Universal.
A day after the Ecuadorian government renewed its push for reforms that some say would weaken the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and its Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, representatives from the country's media made a presentation to the IACHR about the challenges to the free exchange of information there.
A Colombian prosecutor with the human rights unit ordered the arrest of seven former officials with the country’s intelligence center who are being accused of psychological torture against a journalist, Caracol Radio’s news portal reported.
At least two other news teams have been kept from covering events related to the death of Hugo Chávez last week. On Feb. 7, a group identified as government supporters intimidated and threatened correspondent Luis Alfonso Fernández for the broadcaster América Noticias and a cameraman for the network Alberto Porras
The director of Globovisón, one of the most critical private television networks of the Venezuelan government, announced that it will be sold after the April 14 presidential election, reported the newspaper El Universal.
The house of a Peruvian journalist was burnt down on March 9 after two unknown men threw a fuse drenched with gasoline inside the building, the Journalists’ Association of Peru (ANP) said, according to news agency EFE.
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.
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 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.