Colombian officer accused of using excessive force against photojournalist said it was an accident

The Colombian police officer accused of using excessive force against a photojournalist said it was all an accident during his first disciplinary hearing, reported the newspaper El Tiempo.

Costa Rica's supreme court suspends information crimes law

Costa Rica’s highest court temporarily suspended the controversial Information Crimes Law that could send journalists and other individuals to prison for up to eight years for revealing government secrets, reported the newspaper La Nación on Saturday, Nov. 24.

Police storm television station critical of government in Bolivia

The Bolivian government raided offices and seized broadcasting equipment from a television station in the city of Cochabamba for allegedly failing to meet technical regulations, reported IFEX.

Grupo Clarín denies lawsuit against journalists for "inciting violence" in Argentina

After being criticized for naming journalists in a lawsuit over inciting violence, the Argentine media giant Clarín clarified in a statement that the reporters were mentioned only as possible witnesses.

Police leave reporter beaten and bloody in Mexico

A reporter in Mexico was seriously injured by police in the southern state of Oaxaca after he tried to photograph a conflict between security forces and a group opposed to the mayor of Eloxochitlán, reported Article 19.

Editor becomes third journalist killed in Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul this year

Owner and editor in chief of the Brazilian news website Última Hora News, Eduardo Carvalho, was shot to death on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 21, in the city of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, reported the website G1.

IPI says 2012 is the most violent year on record for the press

The International Press Institute (IPI) reported that 119 journalists have been killed in 2012, making it the deadliest year on record since the group started recording the deaths in 1997, the group said on its website Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Election results drive news website traffic in Brazil

During October, in the midst of municipal elections in Brazil, news websites in the country registered a five percent increase in page views compared on September.

A look behind the scenes of the investigation that won the 2012 Brazilian Esso Grand Prize for Journalism

Resigning from the presidency of the highest soccer authority in Brazil two years before the country was set to host the World Cup was not part of Ricardo Teixeira's plans.

Ecuador's president proposes freedom of expression should be a function of the State

Ecuador's president, Rafael Correa, proposed increasing "democratic controls" over information to transition freedom of expression into a "function of the State" during a press conference on Monday, Nov. 19, according to the news agency EFE.

Latin American journalists featured in International Day to End Impunity campaign

Several Latin American journalists are featured as part of the International Freedom of Expression Network’s (IFEX) International Day to End Impunity, a month-long campaign.

Journalism Falls Victim to Mexico Narco Wars, says investigative foundation

It was 38 minutes into the professional soccer match at the Santos Modelo Stadium about 275 miles from the U.S. border when players started running from the ball to their locker rooms. Popping sounds interrupted the announcers.