Brazilian magazine reporter assaulted by interviewee

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 killed during robbery

Brazilian journalist Walter Pimentel died after being shot in the head during a robbery at a grocery store in São Paulo, reported Folha.com.

Plot of new television series revolves around the challenges of journalism in Mexico

On Monday, Aug. 8, debuts a television series in Mexico, Octavo Mandamiento (Eighth Commandment), about the problems Mexican journalists.

Upset over an editorial, Brazilian mayor verbally attacks reporter

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.

Judge issues arrest warrants for radio journalist, environmentalists in Honduras

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.

Attacks on Venezuelan journalists up, but censorship down in 2011

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.

Peru's Congress secretly investigated phone calls of journalists who alleged corruption

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.

Brazilian newspapers consider launching platform for digital content

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.

Argentine Journalism Forum releases recommendations for investigating political candidates

The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA in Spanish) proposed 12 recommendations for covering the Aug. 14, 2011, primary elections.

Police confirm that killing of Brazilian journalist was not connected to his profession

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.

Brazil, suffering from judicial censorship, is second behind Mexico for journalists killed in Latin America

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 one of greatest threats to Colombia press, report says

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.