Award-winning Colombian journalist denied visa to UK

Similar to the United States' recent denial of a visa for television journalist Hollman Morris to come to Harvard University as a Nieman Fellow, now a second Colombian journalist, Claudia Duque, has had her visa request rejected, according to journalism.co.uk.

Peruvian Gustavo Gorriti wins New Journalism award

The Ibero-American New Journalism Foundation (FNPI) will give the Cemex+FNPI New Journalism Prize to Peruvian journalist Gustavo Gorriti in recognition of his outstanding track record of investigative journalism.

First safety protocols enacted to help protect Mexican journalists

Journalist associations and Mexican authorities from Chihuahua, a state along the border with the United States that is one of the most violent zones in the world for journalists because of drug trafficking-related violence, signed on Sept. 6 the first safety protocol for journalists who cover high-risk news, according to Masnoticias and Tiempo.

Brazilian reporter harassed while covering campaign rally

Janaina Ribeiro, reporter for Gazetweb, was attacked and robbed the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 8, during a rally in Maceió in support of the candidate for governor of Alagoas in northeast Brazil, Teotonio Vilela Filho.

Strangers burn motorcycle of Colombian radio reporter who covered corruption

Two individuals set on fire the motorcycle of journalist Alberto Caballero Parejo, owner of the community radio station Innovación Estéreo (Innovation Stereo) in Ciéanaga, reported El Informador. Neighbors warned the journalist and helped him to put out the fire.

Mexican radio journalist killed in presumed robbery

Marcelo Tejero Ocampo, a 64-year-old radio journalist, was found dead the morning of Sept. 7 in his home in the town of Carmen in the state of Campeche, reported El Universal.

Argentine media must transfer radio, television licenses within a year

A government resolution gives large media companies in Argentina one year, as of Thursday, Sept. 9, to get rid of any broadcast licenses that exceed the maximum number permitted under the new audiovisual communication law, reported Página 12.

Another Cuban journalist released from prison, arrives in Spain

The 15th journalist freed from prison in Cuba went into exile in Spain on Wednesday, Sept. 8., according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Attacks on Mexican media are a national crisis, says new report

“Silence or Death in Mexico's Press” is the title of the just-released 2010 report from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). The report is an accounting of the crisis in freedom of expression and access to information resulting from surging organized crime, violence and corruption.

Media critical of Argentine government get less official advertising

The media companies with good relationships with the government of Argentine President Cristina Fernández received during the first months of 2010 as much as 780 times more revenue from official ads than those media considered enemies of the administration, reported Clarín. The calculation evaluated the amount each media company received multiplied by the amount of people the ad reached, explained O Globo.

Puerto Rican journalist stable after stabbing

José Raúl Arriaga, a journalist for Univisión Radio in Puerto Rico, was stabbed between 14 and 18 times early on Sept. 7 in the town of Corozal, reported El Nuevo Día. The 37-year-old journalist was taken to the hospital, where he was stable and alert, added Primera Hora.

Journalists decry attack on Brazilian television station

The National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ) and the Journalists Union of Amapá released a statement condemning the Sept. 3 attack on TV Marco Zero, affiliate of the Record network in Macapá, according to Amapá Digital.