Brazilian Veja magazine journalist Rodrigo Rangel was assaulted by his interviewee the afternoon of Aug, 4 in a restaurant in Brasilia, reported the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo.
Brazilian journalist Walter Pimentel died after being shot in the head during a robbery at a grocery store in São Paulo, reported Folha.com.
On Monday, Aug. 8, debuts a television series in Mexico, Octavo Mandamiento (Eighth Commandment), about the problems Mexican journalists.
Marco Aurélio Bertaiolli, the mayor of the city of Mogi das Cruzes in Brazil, verbally attacked via telephone a reporter for the newspaper Mogi News because the politician was upset over a critical editorial, reported Blog do Miro.
A Honduran judge issued arrest warrants for a journalist and 16 environmental leaders for allegedly opposing a forest management plan in the town of El Porvenir, in central Honduras.
The Venezuelan press reported 87 allegations of assaults, intimidation and censorship between January and July, 2011, according to a recent report by the human rights group Espacio Público.
The Peruvian Congress investigated telephone calls made by a group of journalists in 2008 who alleged corruption by several government officials, including President Alan García, reported the newspaper La República.
With an eye looking at a growing market in Brazil, driven in part by government efforts to make mobile technology more affordable, the National Association of Newspapers (ANJ in Portuguese) Digital Strategy Commission is considering unifying the distribution of digital editions of Brazilian newspapers for tablets, according to the site Teletime.
The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA in Spanish) proposed 12 recommendations for covering the Aug. 14, 2011, primary elections.
The investigation into the killing of political journalist Auro Ida on July 21 in the Brazilian city of Cuiabá from six gunshots is making progress, announced the Secretary of Security of Mato Grosso, Diógenes Curado.
Behind Mexico, tied in second place are Brazil and Honduras as the Latin American countries with the most killings of journalists this year, according to the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), reported Folha de S. Paulo.
Paramilitary groups represent one of the greatest threats to the press in Colombia, where 84 cases of aggression and harassment against journalists were recorded in the first semester of this year, leaving 104 victims.