Lawsuit against journalist dismissed in Argentina

A lawsuit filed by the head of the Argentine Federal Revenue Administration (AFIP in Spanish) against a journalist was denied for the second time, reported the newspaper La Nación.

Behind the scenes of Reportero, a film on the journalists of investigative Mexican weekly Zeta

In 2009, Bernardo Ruiz met reporter Sergio Haro in a Starbucks across the U.S.-Mexico border in the city of Mexicali, Baja California.

Escalating violence placed Brazil among the most dangerous countries for journalists in 2012

Press freedom in Brazil was hostage to violence against journalists in 2012. Just days before the end of 2012, another case was announced that illustrated the escalating hostility and threats against reporters.

New website offers an alternative for journalists under threat in Colombia

Journalists have not escaped the violence that has dominated life in Colombia over the last several years. According to statistics from the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP in Spanish), 160 reporters were victims of some kind of threat, violence, illegal detention or killing in 2011. 

Argentine reporter hospitalized after exposure to illegal crop dusting

n Argentine journalist said he should be admitted to a hospital after breathing an airborne pesticide fumigated in a field 50 meters outside the town center of Alberti, Buenos Aires province, reported the newspaper Hoy.

Police throw photographer out of government event in Brazil

A photographer in the Brazilian state of Roraima alleged the head of the state's military police attacked him and ejected him from a government event on Dec. 23, 2012, reported the newspaper Folha de São Paulo.

Threatened reporter advised to flee Brazil

Reporter Mauri König was advised to leave Brazil due to threats he received after publishing accusations against the police in Paraná state, reported the newspaper Folha de São Paulo.

Court in Ecuador denies injunction to break embargo on private media access to officials

A court in Ecuador denied an injunction that sought to rescind an executive order from President Rafael Correa prohibiting his ministers and other public officials from giving interviews to private media, arguing that there was no evidence of a "violation of a constitutional right".

Inter-American Human Rights Commission admits case of killed Colombian journalist

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) admitted the case of murdered Colombian journalist Hernando Rangel Moreno, reported the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) in a press release on its website on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.

Mexican journalists share stories and strategies for staying safe in video series

The organization Article 19 posted five videos on its website about the working conditions of Mexican journalists. The videos consist of interviews with Mexican journalists who talk about their experiences first hand covering violence and organized crime.

More cases come to light of journalists intimidated for investigating the military dictatorship in Chile

In a request for protection, Chilean journalist Mauricio Weibel said he was not the only one facing intimidation for his investigations into the country’s military dictatorship.

Mexican TV network asks Nicaraguan authorities to investigate if its employees took part in money laundering scandal

Mexican television network Televisa requested the attorney general of Nicaragua invesitgate whether a current employee of the broadcaster signed the letter of accreditation presented by 18 Mexicans accused of money laundering while impersonating journalists in the Central American country, according to El Siglo de Torreón. Nicaraguan authorities charged the Mexicans who posed as Televisa reporters and tried to enter the country on Aug. 20 without declaring $9.2 million.