Haitian editor gunned down; IPI urges authorities to consider his journalistic work as a motive

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.

Bolivian Press Association says Life Insurance Law for journalists has “political ends”

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.

Mexican journalist lives in exile after denouncing corruption at Pemex: Interview with Ana Lilia Pérez

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 reveals in her first interview that she is a young female reporter

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. 

AP drops "illegal immigrant" from Stylebook

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. 

In spite of reporting based on official documents, Argentine journalist must pay damages

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.

Brazilian journalist ordered to pay $15,000 in moral damages to network news director

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.

New bill would decriminalize defamation in Jamaica

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 threats from organized crime, citizen journalist's social media accounts in Mexico go dark without explanation

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.

After attacks, Mexican journalist in Veracruz has lived at newspaper's offices for three years

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.

Majority of Brazilian media avoids discussing racism, study says

The majority of news outlets in Brazil stay away from the topic of racism, even though they regularly deal with the issue of racial inequality, according to a study conducted by the Institute of Socioeconomic Studies (Inesc) and Andi, a not-for-profit media watchdog.

Two police officers fired after arbitrary detention of journalist in Argentina

The Security Ministry of Santa Fé province (in the heart of Argentina) decided to fire two police officers after attacking and detaining a journalist and a street vendor, news portal El Litoral reported.