Publication of controversial letter insulting president draws more fire to embattled Ecuadoran newspaper

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa threatened to bring yet another charge against the embattled newspaper El Universo after it published a provocative letter by an assembly member, according to the group Fundamedios.

Diretora da UNESCO pede apuração do assassinato de jornalista no Amazonas

A Diretora-Geral da UNESCO, Irina Bokova, condenou o assassinato do jornalista brasileiro Valderlei Canuto Leandro, morto com oito tiros por homens não identificados no dia 1º de setembro, na cidade de Tabatinga, no estado do Amazonas, informou o site da organização neste domingo, 2 de outubro.

UNESCO demands justice for killing of Brazilian radio journalist in Amazon

The director-general of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, condemned the killing of Brazilian journalist Valderlei Canuto Leandro, who was shot eight times by unidentified men on Sept. 1 in the city of Tabatinga, in the Amazons, UNESCO reported on Sunday, Oct. 2.

El Salvador's president supports bill decriminalizing libel, but only with amendments

Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes, an ex-journalist, came out in support of a reform to decriminalize slander, libel and defamation in the Central American country, reported the newspaper El Diario de Hoy on Oct. 1.

Venezuelan communications minister attacks journalists for reporting President Hugo Chavez was hospitalized

Andrés Izarra, Venezuelan minister of information and communications, criticized journalists from El Nuevo Herald de Miami for falsely reporting that President Hugo Chávez was rushed to a hospital in the capital, Caracas, reported AFP.

Presidente de Ecuador amenaza con volver a demandar a El Universo

El presidente de Ecuador, Rafael Correa, amenazó con demandar de nuevo al diario El Universo tras la publicación de una provocativa carta escrita por una asambleísta, de acuerdo con la organización Fundamedios.

Speaking out against drug trafficking in Argentina puts radio hosts in drug dealer's crosshairs

A drug dealer threatened two radio hosts in the northern Argentine province of Salta, reported the Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA in Spanish).

Alleged misinformation campaigns by Mexican TV giant lead to creation of watchdog website

Journalists, academics and telecommunication experts joined to form "Ya Basta de los Abusos de Televisa" (Enough already with Televisa's abuses), dedicated to denouncing media campaigns and manipulation of information of Mexican television and multimedia giant Televisa.

Activists call for UN to monitor treatment of jailed Venezuelan editor

The non-governmental organization Foro Penal Venezolano wrote a letter to the High Commissioner for Human Rights requesting the United Nations organization send an observer to Venezuela to monitor the case of jailed editor Leocenis García.

Radio hosts in Peru threatened after accusing local mayor of impropriety

Radio announcers for the station Hits Star Noticias received death threats in the northern Peruvian city of Bagua.

Mexico and Brazil win Emmys for best investigative reporting and TV journalism

The documentary "Presumed Guilty," which details the shortcomings of the Mexican judicial system, won an Emmy for best investigative journalism, reported CNN México.

Colombian journalist Hollman Morris honored with International Nuremberg Human Rights Award

Colombian journalist Hollman Morris, who started the investigative television program Contravia in 2003, was awarded the International Nuremberg Human Rights Award on Sunday, Sept. 25, in Nuremberg, Germany.