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Judicial "ploy" could force Brazilian journalist to pay senator for moral damages

Brazilian journalist José Marcondes reported an alleged court ploy in Cuiabá, capital of the state of Mato Grosso, that accuses him of rebelliousness and sentences him to pay a fee for moral damages in two cases filed against him by senator Pedro Taques.

Puerto Rican Supreme Court allows cameras in courtroom for first time

The Puerto Rican Supreme Court has passed a resolution that will allow the admittance of journalists and photographers to a hearing this Wednesday, April 11, examining the country's primary elections, reported the newspaper Primera Hora.

Puerto Rican Supreme Court allows cameras in courtroom for first time

The Puerto Rican Supreme Court has passed a resolution that will allow the admittance of journalists and photographers to a hearing this Wednesday, April 11, examining the country's primary elections, reported the newspaper Primera Hora.

Paraguayan journalist announces bid for presidency in 2013 elections

On Monday, April 9, a known Paraguayan journalist announced his run for presidency for the 2013 elections, confirming that he would leave his 30-year journalistic career behind, reported the Paraguayan News Portal.

Growth in popularity of handheld devices leads to growth in readership

With the recent increase in popularity of mobile technology, the percentage of people getting their news from mobile devices such as iPads, tablets, and e-readers, is also on a steady incline.

March registers record number of attacks against Mexican media

On Monday, April 9, the Human Rights Commission of Mexico City said that Mexico recorded the highest number of attacks against the media and journalists during March in relation to previous months, reported the Mexican Publishing Organization.

Haitian senator wants president to sue Dominican Republic journalist who reported on corruption

A Haitian senator is urging President Michel Martelly to sue a Dominican Republic journalist who reported on alleged presidential corruption in Haiti, according to the newspaper Diario Horizonte.

Ex-official threatens to sue Bolivian columnist for defamation

In Bolivia, the ex-head of the Public Works, Services, and Housing deparment Walter Delgadillo, threatened to sue a columnist for libel and defamation if the journalist does not apologize, reported the newspaper Opinión.

Suspect's extradition to the United States leaves 2008 killing of Mexican journalist unpunished

An editorial published in the newspaper El Diario de Ciudad Juárez criticized Mexican authorities for leaving unpunished the killing of a journalist committed in 2008.

Salvadoran government pledges to protect safety of journalists of digital newspaper El Faro

A spokesperson for President Mauricio Funes of El Salvador said the country is "committed to guaranteeing the safety" of journalists working for the digital newspaper El Faro, reported the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

In Bolivia, new report registers 46 assaults against journalists in 2011, instead of 200 as previously reported

On Tuesday, April 3, the National Press Association (ANP in Spanish) of Bolivia presented a report identifying 46 physical and verbal assaults on journalists and Bolivian media in 2011.

Chilean court rules against journalist harassed by police

On Wednesday, April 4, a court in Coyhaique, Chile, rejected a journalist's appeal for protection, brought by a senator and a human rights lawyer, after investigative police tried to confiscate the journalist's videos recorded at a protest in the region of Aysén.