Mexican immigration authorities raid newspaper searching for undocumented immigrants

Mexican immigration authorities raided the offices of a newspaper in the state of Chiapas, bordering Guatemala, searching for undocumented immigrants on Wednesday, April 25, reported the news agency Proceso.

Paraguayan journalists demand better labor rights, an end to impunity

On Thursday, April 26, Paraguayan journalists gathered to demand better labor rights, the end of impunity, better quality of information, and more plurality among news media in the country, reported the Paraguayan Union of Journalists.

Press organizations condemn killing of Brazilian journalist; impunity debates revive

National and international press organizations condemned the killing of Brazilian journalist Décio Sá that occurred the night of Monday, April 23, and groups criticized the increase in impunity of crimes against the Brazilian press.

Panamanian press demands respect from President Ricardo Martinelli after insults and harassment

Roughly 1,500 journalists marched to the presidential palace of Panama to demand respect for freedom of expression on Tuesday, April 24, reported the Xinhua news agency.

Mexican senators approve legislation to protect threatened journalists

On Tuesday, April 24, Mexican senators approved a law requiring the Mexican federal government to offer protection to threatened journalists.

TV host killed, another reporter threatened in Honduras, the second-most dangerous country in the Americas for journalists

The wave of violence costing the lives of Honduran journalists continues unabated. A Honduran TV host was shot and killed minutes after ending his entertainment program, on Monday, April 23, reported IFEX.

Peruvian Congress restricts access to critical newspaper Peru21's website

During a session of the Peruvian Congress, the website for the newspaper Perú21 “was unexpectedly restricted" from all the computers in the congressional reporters' chamber, reported the Press and Society Institute.

Death threats force three Colombian journalists to flee their cities

In recent months, three Colombian journalists were forced to flee their cities of residence after receiving death threats from illegal armed groups, according to a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), published on April 23.

Technological challenges for newsrooms debated at 5th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism

About 40 journalists, media executives, and academic researchers from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal met in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, April 22, for the fifth annual Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.

Political reporter gunned down in Brazil

Brazilian political journalist and blogger Décio Sá was shot to death on Monday, April 23, in the city of São Luís, capital of the state of Maranhão, reported the Associated Press. He was the sixth journalist killed in Brazil in less than five months.

International Press Institute continues mission to decriminalize libel in four Caribbean countries

On Thursday, April 19, the International Press Institute (IPI) announced plans to continue its campaign to decriminalize defamation in the Caribbean countries of Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago, with missions to each country scheduled this summer.

Crimes against journalists and arbitrary, intolerant governments hamper Latin American press, says IAPA

On Monday April 23, as its mid-year meeting came to a close, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) concluded that the main difficulties confronting the press in the Americas are “crimes against journalists, and arbitrary and intolerant governments.”