Mexodus: Bilingual student reporting project covers the Mexican exodus into the USA

With a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, instructors from Investigative Reporters and Editors and the MEPI Foundation in Mexico City, Mexodus published 20 bilingual reports on the impact immigration has on both sides of the border.

IAPA honors Robert Cox for his fearless journalism during Argentina's "Dirty War"

A British-born journalist lauded for his courageous coverage of the military dictatorship in Argentina (1976-1983) has been awarded the Grand Prize for Press Freedom by the Inter American Press Association (IAPA).

Journalist writes e-book about censorship, independent press in Cuba

Julio San Francisco, part of the Cuban Movement for Independent Journalism, narrates the creation and disappearance of the first private and independent news agency on the island, Havana Press, in a new digital book.

Peruvian appeals court reduces prison sentence for journalist convicted of defamation

A Peruvian appeals court has reduced the prison sentence for journalist Paul Garay from three years to 18 months, but has confirmed that he will remain in jail, reported Crónica Viva.

Proposed cyber crime law would limit freedom, privacy of Internet users in Brazil

The proposed law 84/99, which the Brazilian legislature is treating as urgent, would significantly limit the freedom of Internet users and threaten their privacy, warned the Brazilian Institute for Consumer Defense.

Journalist for online newspaper in Argentina beaten, shot in leg

Journalist Carlos Walker was beaten and shot in the legs on Friday, July 29, in Mar del Plata, in eastern Argentina, while he was photographing posters with political propaganda, reported TN.

Editor in Bolivia to sue governor for confiscating copies of newspaper

The editor of the Bolivian newspaper "Sol de Pando," Wilson García Mérida, announced he is filing a lawsuit against the governor of Pando, in the northeast of Bolivia, for confiscating 2,000 copies of the newspaper.

Unidentified gunmen fire on Venezuelan state-run TV station

Unidentified gunmen fired on a Venezuelan state-run television station, Vive TV, in the country's western state of Zulia on Sunday, July 31. leaving two people injured, reported El Universal.

Dominican Republic TV reporter kidnapped, killed

Dominican reporter José Agustín Silvestre for Cana TV was kidnapped and killed Tuesday, Aug. 2, in the city of La Romana, Dominican Republic, local press reported. His body was found near a pond with two gunshot wounds, according to El Día.

2011 the most tragic year in the last two decades for Latin American press, says IAPA

Hardly seven months have gone by and 2011 is already the most "tragic year in the last two decades for the Latin American press."

Brazilian citizen journalism project to fight corruption seeks funding

The budget for the city of Januária, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, will soon have a new watchdog: the citizens themselves.

Peruvian newspaper declares Ecuador's president "persona non grata" for the press

Peruvian newspaper Correo criticized Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's visit to Peru at the invitation of the Andean nation's new president, Ollanta Humala, to attend the Ceremony of the Assumption.