Human Rights Foundation asks Ecuadorian court to suspend sentence against newspaper owners

The Human Rights Foundation sent a letter to the judges of the Second Criminal Chamber of Ecuador’s National Court of Justice asking them to accept an appeal of the libel sentence against journalist Emilio Palacio and the owners of the El Universo newspaper, reported the same organization. The accused face three years in prison and $40 million in damages.

Gunmen shoot at Argentine TV reporters' vehicle

Unknown gunmen shot a vehicle with the logo of local television station in Córdoba, Argentina, while reporter Gracia Martín and cameraman Raúl Vicessi with inside, reported the Argentine Journalism Forum. Neither of the journalists was hurt in the attack, according to La Voz.

Protestors known for purposefully interrupting live broadcasts collide with Brazilian TV reporter

Brazilian television reporter Monalisa Perrone was violently interrupted by several men while reporting the status of former President Lula's health for TV Globo's Jornal Hoje on Oct. 31, reported O Globo.

Brazilian journalist fired, threatened after opinion piece linking senator to the "fuel mafia"

Brazilian journalist José Marcondes was fired from the radio station where he was a political commentator and received threats in the aftermath of an opinion piece criticizing a senator from Mato Grosso, the journalist told the news site Repórter MT.

Suspeito de assassinar jornalista é solto em Honduras

Um tribunal penal de Honduras pôs em liberdade o principal suspeito de assassinar o jornalista David Meza Montesinos, morto em março de 2010, informou o site Proceso.

Ecuadorian journalists win first hearing on freedom of expression in front of the Human Rights Commission

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, a group of journalists and organizations defending human rights appeared at a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), in Washington D.C., to present the problems that are affecting freedom of expression in Ecuador.

Columnist in Ecuador cries censorship when paper sits on his critique of local police chief

A columnist in Ecuador claimed censorship when his newspaper decided not to publish one of his pieces, saying they wanted to "avoid legal trouble," according to the organization Fundamedios.

Organizações pedem ao governo do México transparência e limite nos gastos com publicidade

As organizações Artigo 19 e Fundar, do México, pedem um limite para os gastos do governo com comunicação e publicidade, já que o Orçamento de 2012 está sendo discutido na Câmara dos Deputados, segundo o site Avance MX.

Repórter de televisão sobrevive a atentado a tiros em Honduras

Um repórter televisivo de Honduras se recupera de uma ferida de tiro na perna após sobreviver a um atentado armado que deixou várias marcas de bala em seu carro na noite de segunda 28 de outubro, de acordo com o jornal El Tiempo.

Organizations urge Mexican administration to increase transparency, limit government spending on advertising

Mexican organizations Article 19 and Fundar are urging the government to limit spending on communication and advertising just days before the 2012 Expenditure Budget is set to be debated in the Mexican Chamber of Deputies, according to the website Avance MX.

Television reporter survives armed attack in Honduras

A television reporter from Honduras is recovering from a bullet wound in the leg after surviving an armed attack that left more than twenty bullet holes in his car the night of Friday, Oct. 28, according to Indo Asian News Service and El Tiempo.

Peruvian reporter comes out swinging after court releases him from jail on slander charge

The Supreme Court of Lima, Peru, released jailed journalist Paul Garay Ramírez after serving six months of an 18-month sentence for defamation, reported the Press and Society Institute.