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Newspaper reporter threatened while interviewing mayor in Mexico

A reporter for the Mexican newspaper Noroeste received an anonymous threat on his cellphone, reported the organization IFEX.

Journalist's allegations of irregularities draw threats from Brazilian politician

The journalist Wesley Silas accused federal Deputy Laurez Moreira of insulting and threatening him on Dec. 9, according to Conexão Tocantins.

Newspaper reporter attacked in El Salvador for trying to film a union Christmas party

A government employee attacked a reporter for the newspaper La Prensa Gráfica in El Salvador while she tired to film a union party on Dec. 8, reported the newspaper.

Guatemalan reporter denied access to soccer game after reporting on fan violence

A Guatemalan sports reporter claimed that a member of the board of directors of the Cobán Imperial soccer team tried to prevent him from entering the stadium to cover a game.

News media prohibited from reporting on killing of 12-year-old in Venezuela

The Council for the Protection of Children and Adolescents of Venezuela issued an order banning the newspaper Últimas Noticias and other media outlets from reporting on the murder of a 12-year-old boy.

Costa Rica creates new appeals process thanks to a journalist's defamation case

On Dec. 9, Costa Rican courts opened an avenue to appeal criminal libel sentences thanks to an Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) case involving a defamation charge against a journalist, reported AFP.

Pro/Con: Brazilian students debate journalism degree requirements

The Brazilian Senate recently bucked a 2009 ruling by the South American country's Supreme Court when it approved a bill reestablishing the requirement that all practicing journalists have an advanced degree. The following post is part of series produced by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas debating the requirement.

Pro/Con: Brazilian professors debate journalism degree requirements

The Brazilian Senate recently bucked a 2009 ruling by the South American country's Supreme Court when it approved a bill reestablishing the requirement that all practicing journalists have an advanced degree. The following post is part of series produced by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas debating the requirement.

Community radio broadcaster free on bail in Mexico

Relatives of Juan José Hernández Andrade, the Mexican reporter detained since Dec. 1, said that they managed to raise funds to pay bail to release the journalist so that Hernández could continue his legal battle in freedom.

City police attack mayoral candidate's press team in Venezuela

In Venezuela, a journalist and photographer were attacked by city police Nov. 30, reported the International Freedom of Expression Exchange reported Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Peruvian columnist sentenced to two years in prison for defamation

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, a Peruvian journalist was sentenced to two years in prison for defamation, reported the newspaper La Primera.

Pro-Chávez hackers strike again, tweeting the "death" of opposition news editor

Sebastiana Barráez joined the growing list of Venezuelan journalists suffering cyber attacks when hackers allegedly accessed her Twitter account on Nov. 30.