Argentine journalists cite increasing attacks by public officials

The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA in Spanish) is calling for punishment for those responsible for a series of attacks on journalists by public officials in different provinces of Argentina during the last weeks of March and early April.

Attorney General investigating Brazilian magazine for disclosing state irregularities

The Attorney General of the Brazilian state of Goias announced that he is opening an investigation into the magazine Carta Capital because the Sunday, April 1, edition was deemed offensive to the state and Governor Marconi Perillo.

Journalist denounces persecution after revealing that Dominican Republic senator donated to Haitian presidential campaign

A Dominican Republic journalist reported that security officers are in pursuit of the source who revealed to her that a Dominican senator financed part of the election campaign of Haitian president Michel Martelly.

Brazilian journalist threatened after criticizing a local mayor's administration

Brazilian journalist Danielly Tonin has been receiving threats since publishing an article that criticized the administration of the mayor of Rondonópolis, the third-largest city in the state of Mato Grosso.

Ecuadoran court rejects President Correa's pardon of journalists accused of defamation

Despite Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa's pardon, a court decided to move forward with the ruling against two Ecuadoran journalists accused of defamation and reject the presidential pardon.

Inter-American Court ruling condemns the 1994 forced disappearance of Dominican Republic journalist

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has ruled that the Dominican Republic violated the human rights of journalist Narciso González Medina, who was the victim of a forced disappearance on May 26, 1994.

Sustainable? Biased? The future? Nonprofit journalism decoded

In April of 2011, nonprofit news organization ProPublica was awarded its second Pulitzer Prize in two years, highlighting the growing importance of nonprofit media models -- a model some hope could represent a sustainable future for journalism.

Argentine journalist again receives threats related to investigation into drug trafficking

The Argentine newspaper La Capital, based in the city of Rosario, said that one of its journalists received anonymous threats, apparently related to the journalist's investigations into the drug trafficking of ephedrine.

Seven years after Mexican reporter disappeared, family members, journalists ask for investigation to be reopened

After seven years of not knowing the whereabouts of Mexican journalist Alfredo Jiménez Mota, of the newspaper El Imparcial, his family and the editors of the newspaper have asked the Mexican authorities to reopen his case for investigation.

Government blamed for firing of reporter in Grenada, prompting concerns about freedom of expression

Concerns about the state of press freedom have come to a head in the Caribbean nation of Grenada, as journalists allege continuing government intimidation and reporter Rawle Titus was fired seemingly because of direct political pressure from Prime Minister Tillman Thomas.

Man sentenced to 21 years in prison for killing Colombian journalist

The young man who confessed to killing Colombian journalist and political leader Argemiro Cárdenas Agudelo on March 15 was sentenced to 21 years in prison by a Colombian court in the city of Pereira, reported the newspaper El Tiempo.

Four Venezuelan radio stations shut down for operating without a license

The National Commission of Telecommunications (Conatel) closed four radio stations and confiscated their transmission equipment in the state of Monagas, Venezuela, on Friday, March 30, reported the NGO Espacio Público.