Argentine journalist beaten to death

An Argentine journalist was brutally beaten to death by unknown men that entered his house in Neuquén, reported the radio station Cadena 3. The journalist was found dead on Sunday, April 29.

More journalists report threats after killing of Brazilian reporter

After the killing of Brazilian journalist Décio Sá, of the newspaper O Estado do Maranhão, on April 23, other local reporters and editors said that they also receive frequent threats, according to Último Segundo.

International Press Institute condemns recent attacks by politicians against journalists in Latin America

On Monday, April 30, the International Press Institute (IPI) condemned the recent series of verbal and physical attacks on journalists in Argentina, Honduras, and Panamá, allegedly by politicians.

Press freedom declines in the Americas, but holds steady worldwide, Freedom House report shows

Less than 15 percent of the world's population lives in a country with a full free press -- the lowest level in more than a decade, according to Freedom House's new report, Freedom of the Press 2012, released Tuesday, May 1. The global press freedom rankings were released to coincide with the May 3 celebration of World Press Freedom Day.

French journalist held prisoner by FARC in Colombia

In a statement given to journalists, one of the guerrilla members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC in Spanish) confirmed that the FARC is holding French journalist Roméo Langlois as a war prisoner, reported the radio station Radio Caracol.

Brazilian police reporter's house attacked by gunfire

A Brazilian police reporter's house was attacked by gunfire in the wee morning hours of Saturday, April 28, in the city of João Pessoa, capital of the state of Paraíba, reported the portal Uol.

FARC guerrillas suspected of kidnapping French journalist based in Colombia

A French journalist disappeared and is suspected of being kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC in Spanish) after being injured during combat between the Colombian Army troops and guerrillas on Saturday

Argentine, Brazilian data journalists named Knight International Journalism fellows

The International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) has announced the newest recipients of the Knight International Journalism Fellowships.

The Catraca Livre blog: A citizen engagement initiative transforms into a news agency

Brazilian journalist Gilberto Dimenstein created the blog Catraca Livre (Open Turnstile) with the goal of informing the public about free or cheap cultural and social events in an effort to improve citizen engagement.

Protesters demand justice in killing of Mexican crime reporter

The killing of a Mexican crime reporter in the eastern state of Veracruz sparked outrage and protests as the public demanded a thorough investigation and punishment for those responsible.

Mexican cartel threatens to burn down newspaper, radio station

Alleged leaders of the cartel Zetas threatened a local newspaper and radio station in the small city of Izúcar de Matamoros, in southeast Mexico, reported the news site e-Consulta.com.

Peruvian journalist arrested for alleged computer crime and fired for unethical behavior

A Peruvian journalist was arrested for hacking into the emails of senior officials of the Ministry of Commerce, Foreign and Tourism and was accused of "alleged crimes of grand larceny, unauthorized access to a database and violation of correspondence".