Students protest Costa Rica's information crimes law

Students took to the streets in downtown San José, Costa Rica on Thursday Nov. 15, to protest the country’s recently enacted and much reviled information crimes law, reported the Tico Times website.

Article 19 launches campaign to decriminalize defamation in Brazil

Contrary to international conventions on freedom of expression and access to information, defamation cases in Brazil -- a country characterized lately by a high number of judicial cases against the media -- are still resolved in criminal courts.

Four years after the murder of Mexican journalist in Ciudad Juárez, crime remains unsolved

Armando Rodríguez “El Choco”, a police beat reporter for newspaper El Diario in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, was murdered in Nov. 2008 in front of his house.

Independent journalist shot to death after reporting on military operation in Mexico

An independent journalist was shot dead in Mexico on Nov. 14, on a highway outside Tehuacán, Puebla, reported Diario Puntual.

FOPEA denounces police beating of photographer in Argentina

The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA in Spanish) denounced another case of police abuse against a journalist in the northeastern province of Misiones that took place on Nov. 10, according to the group's website.

Reporters reflect on covering a tragedy in Argentina

Covering the dramatic collapse of a supermarket roof in Neuquén, Argentina, on Oct. 25, proved to be a challenge for journalists.

Journalists face death and impunity in provincial Mexico, says renowned writer Alma Guillermoprieto

In an essay published in the Nov. 22 edition of The New York Review of Books, celebrated journalist Alma Guillermoprieto mentions a press conference that took place a few years ago in the Mexican state of Durango summoned by the vicious drug trafficking organization Los Zetas.

Cuban journalist sentenced to 14 years in prison for alleged spying is the latest in a wave of detentions

The number of jailed journalists in Cuba has gone up since 2011, when the island disappeared from the Committee to Protect Journalists' census of incarcerated journalists.

CPJ demands investigation into disappearance of television journalist in Mexico

The Committee to Protect Journalists demanded that Mexican authorities thoroughly investigate the case of a of a television journalist who went missing over two weeks ago.

Bill moves forward in Mexico to criminalize "crying wolf" on social media

The state congress of Veracruz, Mexico is considering a bill to reform the Gulf state's penal code to punish offenders with one to four years in prison for disturbing public order by publishing fasle alarms regarding emergencies or violent acts, reported the website Animal Político.

Online freedoms in Brazil endangered by changes to Internet Bill of Rights, says expert

After the vote was postponed four times because of a lack on consensus, the Internet Bill of Rights, a bill that establishes the rights and obligations of Internet users in Brazil, is back on the floor of the Chamber of Deputies Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Outcry in Argentina over statements suggesting government editorial control

Controversy erupted when a member of the Federal Authority for Audiovisual Communication Services (AFSCA in Spanish), the organization responsible for implementing the Media Law, mentioned a possible attempt to control the editorial stances of media outlets in Argentina.