Brazilian police reporter's questions get her kicked out of city hall

Fátima Souza, a Brazilian police reporter for Rede Record, was expelled from an interview with a municipal leader in Franco da Rocha in the state of São Paulo on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Brazilian website owner sentenced to pay damages to inspector general

Brazilian journalist Marcos Antônio Moreira, owner of Super Site Good, was ordered to pay damages of over $12,000 (BR$ 21,800) to the ex-inspector general of justice for the state of Mato Grosso, Orlando Perri, reported MidiaNews.

Brazilian journalist injured covering protests in West Bank

Guilherme Russo, Middle East special correspondent for the Brazilian newspaper O Estado de São Paulo, was injured while covering confrontations between the Israeli army and Palestinian protesters in the refugee camp Qalandiya.

Honduran journalist attacked; laptop with coup d'état information stolen

Gunmen attacked journalist Edgardo Antonio Escoto Amador, known as "Washo," and stole his laptop containing valuable information, reported the organization C-Libre Honduras.

Argentine newspaper La Nación takes top honors at Online News Association awards for second year in a row

For the second year in a row, the Argentine newspaper La Nación took top honors for a non-English, large site at the 2011 Online Journalism awards, reported NetNewsCheck.

Ecuador president blasts news media during speech at Columbia University in New York

Rafael Correa raged against the press during his speech at the World Leaders Forum at Columbia University in New York.

Decapitation of Mexican editor sparks international condemnation

International organizations and the French government condemned the killing of Mexican journalist María Elizabeth Macías.

Guerrilla army in Paraguay calls journalists "military targets"

The leader behind the guerrilla Paraguayan People's Army (EPP in Spanish), who is serving a prison sentence for kidnapping, told the newspaper La Nación in a tape-recorded interview that journalists would become military targets if they acted as "informants" for the government.

Ex-soccer player forced to pay damages to photographer in Brazil

A court in Rio de Janeiro sentenced ex-soccer player Ronaldo Fenômeno to pay $5,400 in damages to a photographer, José Aveline Neto, reported the site SRZD. The athlete can appeal the decision, EFE added.

Brazilian reporter arrested after questioning expulsion of journalists investigating attack on hostel

Felipe Werneck, a Rio de Janeiro-based correspondent for the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo, was arrested for contempt of authority on Sunday, Sept. 25, reported IG.

Argentine judge requests personal information about journalists reporting on inflation

A judge in Argentina solicited personal information from every journalist that has written articles related to inflation in the South American country since 2006, reported the newspaper Clarín.

Two Peruvian journalists sentenced to house arrest for defamation accusations

On Thursday, Sept. 22, two Peruvian journalists accused of defamation were sentenced to two years in prison, although the sentences were suspended, reported the Press and Society Institute.