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 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.
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.
Gunmen attacked journalist Edgardo Antonio Escoto Amador, known as "Washo," and stole his laptop containing valuable information, reported the organization C-Libre Honduras.
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.
Rafael Correa raged against the press during his speech at the World Leaders Forum at Columbia University in New York.
International organizations and the French government condemned the killing of Mexican journalist María Elizabeth Macías.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.