Students and journalists clash during protest at Brazilian university

Late in the evening of Nov. 7, students occupying the chancellor's office of the University of São Paulo in protest against the presence of military police on the campus attacked journalists covering the event, reported the news agency Estado.

'Plaza Pública' da Guatemala oferece notícias com mais profundidade e livre de pressões políticas e econômicas

Em entrevista ao Centro Knight para o Jornalismo nas Américas, a editora Julie Lopez, do site de notícias Plaza Pública da Guatemala, fala sobre como o jornal digital sem fins lucrativos, destinado a proporcionar uma perspectiva alternativa "livre de pressões econômicas e políticas", começou, lançado em 22 de fevereiro de 2011. Veja abaixo o vídeo da entrevista (em espanhol).

Bomb explodes at building of newspaper publishing company in Chile

On Nov. 1, an explosive detonated in front of the building of a newspaper publishing company in Chile, according to the news agency EFE. No one was injured in the explosion, although several windows were destroyed. The company, Copesa, publishes the Chilean newspapers La Tercera, La Cuarta, and La Hora, as well as the magazine Que Pasa.

Peruvian journalist shot, robbed after reporting on alleged bribery of police by smugglers

A Peruvian journalist from the newspaper La República was shot and robbed Saturday night, Nov. 5, as he was leaving his home, reported the newspaper Correo.

Editor of Guatemalan newspaper resigns over disagreement about journalistic independence

Sylvia Gereda, co-founder and director of the Guatemalan newspaper elPeriódico, said she decided to resign following a dispute with the other co-founders over shares in the newspaper that compromised its editorial independence in Gereda's opinion, according to a post made by the journalist on her blog. In a clarification, Jose Rubén Zamora, editor and founder of elPeriódico wrote, "I did not censor her work not is it true that Manuel Baldizón, presidential candidate, interferes, much less is the owner of elPeriódi

Peruvian tourism entrepreneur threatens radio station after report accuses him of violating indigenous rights

A tourism business owner in the Amazonian region of Peru burst into a church threatening the Catholic radio station Ucamara in the city of Nauta to stop interfering in his business, reported the Press and Society Institute.

One of Latin America's best sunshine laws goes largely unused, says Mexican information expert

In 1995, academic and media analyst Sergio Aguayo ruffled feathers when he asked what was the president of Mexico's salary.

Jornalista peruano é baleado após denunciar ligação entre policiais e contrabandistas

Um repórter do jornal peruano La República foi baleado na perna, na noite do sábado 5 de novembro, ao sair de casa, informou o Correo.

Plaza Pública offers Guatemala in-depth news free from political and economic pressures

In an interview with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, editor Julie Lopez of Plaza Pública in Guatemala speaks about how the online, non-profit news site, aimed at providing an alternative perspective "not subject to political and economic pressures," got started, launching on Feb. 22, 2011. See below the video of her interview (in Spanish).

Plaza Pública: In-depth, nonprofit news site in Guatemala tackles taboo themes (Interview)

Plaza Pública is an online, independent, non-profit newspaper that began at the start of this year in Guatemala. In an interview with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, journalist Martín Rodríguez Pellecer, founder and director of the site, described the newspaper as a platform in which citizens can discuss and debate and hold others accountable. Plaza Pública has dedicated itself to investigating and covering topics that the traditional Guatemalan press has considered taboo, such as the agrarian situat

Second suspect in killing of Honduran journalist goes free

A criminal court in Honduras acquitted the main suspect in the killing of journalist David Meza Montesinos, who was shot to death in March 11 2010, reported Proceso.

Police attack photographers covering anti-violence protest in northern Mexico

Photographers and reporters were beaten by police agents as the journalists covered an anti-violence protest by Los Indignados (The Indignant) in the border city of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, according to El Diario.