The opposition candidate for President of Venezuela, Henrique Capriles, has accused Nicolás Maduro, the incumbent and anointed successor to the late Hugo Chávez, of using public media to benefit his campaign, reported the website Informe21.
In a front-page editorial on April 2, the Mexican newspaper El Imparcial asked the new president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, not to forget the case of Alfredo Jiménez Mota, a journalist who covered the police beat in the northern state of Sonora and disappeared eight years ago.
The International Press Institute is urging authorities in Haiti to consider Georges Henri Honorat's role as a journalist among the possible motives for his shooting last week, citing several instances of journalists targeted for their work in Haiti.
The National Association of the Press of Bolivia (ANP) has said that the Life Insurance Law for media workers has “political ends” contrary to freedom of the press and could allow for “state intervention” in media companies, reported the newspaper La Razón.
In June 2012, journalist Ana Lilia Pérez joined the ranks of at least 15 other Mexican journalists living in exile after receiving threats, according to Reporters Without Borders.
The founder of Blog del Narco is a young woman living in northern Mexico, revealed by the British newspaper The Guardian and the website Texas Observer in the first interview with the administrator of the hugely popular blog.
The Associated Press reversed its defense of the term “illegal immigrant” and dropped it from the AP Stylebook, according to the wire service’s blog on Tuesday, April 2.
An Argentine journalist has been ordered to pay damages for a 2002 story reporting that a businessman was under investigation for tax evasion, in spite of the fact that the story was based on official documents, reported the newspaper La Capital. The ruling against Adrián Murano, editor in chief of the magazine Veintitrés, stipulates that he must pay 50,000 Argentine pesos (USD $10,000) in damages to Enrique Estevanez, added the paper.
Luiz Carlos Azenha, journalist for the Brazilian news network Rede Record and editor of the blog Viomundo, was ordered to pay nearly $15,000 in moral damages to TV Global's news and sports director, Ali Kamel, reported the website Consultor Jurídico.
The Jamaican government will submit new defamation legislation designed to protect journalists in their work, reported the news website Caribbean360. Information Minister Sandrea Falconer says the new law will remove the distinction between libel and slander, set up a single defamation cause, and abolish the criminal libel law, added the website.
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.
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.