Bolivia backs off media regulation, for now

The Bolivian government announced that it will not move forward with a new press law but that it does intend to "bring the work of the press and journalism into line with the new Constitution," reported the television channel Eju TV.

Law takes effect in Ecuador prohibiting journalists from reporting on elections

An Ecuadoran law prohibiting the media from reporting on elections went into effect Saturday, Feb. 4, reported the news agency Agencia de Noticias del Ecuador y Sudamérica.

Honduras joins Cuba in denying journalists permission to travel to Brazil

A Honduran journalist was kept from traveling to Brazil on Feb. 3, when he was ordered to appear in court, reported the Committee for Freedom of Expression in Honduras.

U.S. photojournalist fired for altering images

Award-winning photojournalist Bryan Patrick was fired from the Sacramento Bee for manipulating photographs, the newspaper announced Saturday, Feb. 4. A review of Patrick's work showed at least photos had been altered going back to 2009, the newspaper said.

Police arrest photojournalist during eviction of Occupy protesters in Miami

In yet another example of why the U.S. plummeted in Reporters' Without Borders' annual press freedom rankings, Miami photojournalist Carlos Miller said police erased the images on his camera when he was arrested while covering the police eviction of Occupy protesters, according to the Miami New Times.

TV reporting crew robbed in Brazil

The vehicle of television journalists from TV Clube was attacked Thursday, Feb. 2, when the reporting crew, affiliated with the channel TV Record, was preparing to cover a Carnival event in the center of the Brazilian city of Recife, reported Portal PS.

Award-winning journalist Hollman Morris speaks to the Knight Center about his decision to return to Colombia, despite the risk

Award-winning Colombian journalist Hollman Morris, a former Harvard University Nieman Fellow, has decided to return to his home country "despite having received several threats," he said in an interview with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.

Mourners attack journalists in Venezuela at young girl's funeral

On the morning of Feb. 3, mourners attacked journalists covering the burial of Anabel Arguello, a Venezuelan girl killed in a skirmish in the western city of Maracaibo, reported the website NotiZulia.

Brazilian gunmen fire on offices of TV broadcaster in shooting spree

Bullet holes were found in the side of the offices of TV Oeste, an affiliate of the Brazilian broadcaster TV Bahia, on the morning of Jan. 4, in the northeastern city of Barreiras, reported the website G1. According to witnesses, two men on a motorcycle drove up to the building and fired three shots into its facade.

Journalists concerned about increasing police attacks on press in Mexican border city

The Juarez Journalists Network reported three city police attacks on reporters in one week in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The latest came the evening of Friday, Feb. 3, when police officers arrested and beat a reporter for El Diario in the newspaper's parking lot, according to Clases de Periodismo and Objetivo Radio.

Cuba denies critical blogger Yoani Sánchez's travel to Brazil

Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez, recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work defending freedom of expression, was denied permission to leave the island to visit Brazil, according to the website Terra. The blogger tweeted that this was the 19th time she has been denied the right to enter and leave the country.

Journalists send second letter protesting New York police's treatment of reporters covering Occupy protests

Still frustrated with the New York City Police Department's treatment of reporters covering the Occupy Wall Street protests, a group of journalists and media organizations sent a second letter to police, demanding "more steps to resolve reporter access issues," according to the Associated Press (AP).