Venezuelan journalist threatened for covering prison conflicts demands protection

A Venezuelan reporter from the newspaper El Universal filed a complaint with the Venezuelan Public Ministry, on Monday, June 4, after receiving a threat for publishing reports about recent conflicts in the prison La Planta, in Caracas, reported El Impulso.

Mexican political columnist threatened after criticizing presidential candidate

Political columnist Katia D’Artigues of the Mexican newspaper El Universal said that she and her son received many death threats via Twitter warning her to stop criticizing presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI in Spanish), reported the Program for Freedom of Expression of the Center for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET in Spanish).

Argentine reporters attacked while covering protest for second time in 10 days

A team of reporters was attacked during a demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina, while trying to cover a "pots and pans" protest in front of the Court Palace the night of Friday, June 1. The incident occurred just 10 days after the same reporting team was attacked by another group of protesters in the same place, reported the Argentine Association of Journalistic Entities.

Two Peruvian journalists sentenced to two years in prison for alleged defamation

On Tuesday, June 5, two Peruvian journalists were sentenced to two years in prison and fined to pay more than $22,000 each to the former Interior Minister, Antonio Ketín Vidal Herrera, who accused the journalists of "alleged defamation" on January 12, 2011, reported the Press and Society Institute.

Reporters Without Borders expresses reservations about arrest of suspect in 2006 killing of U.S. cameraman Brad Will in Mexico

Six years after U.S. Indymedia cameraman Brad Will was shot to death in Oaxaca, Mexico, Mexican authorities have announced the arrest of a former public education employee, Lenin Osorio Ortega, charged with killing Will, reported Milenio. Still, media monitoring groups like Reporters Without Borders remain suspicious about who really killed Will, who was shot while covering a Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO) protest on Oct. 27, 2006.

Guatemala publishes first Braille newspaper in Central America

On Thursday, May 31, the first Braille newspaper in Central American was published in Guatemala, reported the news site CNN México. The monthly publication Publinews Braille will be available at no cost in the offices of the Committee for the Blind and Deaf of Guatemala and will be available for 110,000 blind people, according to the radio station Emisoras Unidas.

Venezuelan newspaper attacked with grenade

The headquarters of the Venezuelan newspaper Qué Pasa was attacked with a grenade on May 28. No one was hurt during the attack, however the building suffered damages, reported the news site Clases de Periodismo, on Monday, June 4.

In just two days, a wave of attacks and threats against journalists occur throughout Peru

According to the Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish), between Wednesday, May 30 and Thursday May 31, a wave of journalists were attacked and threatened all across Peru,the majority of them while they were trying to cover different protests throughout the country.

Dominican TV journalist receives death threats

Dominican TV journalist Nuria Piera said she received death threats after reporting about a senator that donated millions of dollars to the candidacy of the current President of Haiti, Michel Martelly, reported the newspaper Miami Herald. Since then, the journalist and her family have been protected by bodyguards.

Circula nova lista com ameaças contra jornalistas em Veracruz, México

No estado mexicano de Veracruz, um dos 10 lugares mais perigosos para exercer o jornalismo no mundo, ressurgiram temores de que mais jornalistas possam ser assassinados. De acordo com o jornal digital El Arsenal, uma nova lista circula com nomes de mais jornalistas que estariam na mira dos criminosos nos próximos dias e as advertências foram feitas por um funcionário da Procuradoria estadual.

Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez demands explanation for why she's banned from traveling abroad

DIssident Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez filed a request with the country's Ministry of the Interior for an explanation of why the Office for Immigration and Foreigners’ Affairs denied her permission to leave the island and travel abroad, reported El Nuevo Herald.

New list circulates threatening journalists in Veracruz, Mexico

In the Mexican state of Veracruz, one of the 10 most-dangerous places in the world to practice journalism, fear is surging that more journalists are going to be killed. According to the digital newspaper El Arsenal, a new list is circulating with the names of journalists slated to be killed in coming days, and the warning comes from an official in the state prosecutor's office.