Police in the northeastern Peruvian city of Chimbote arrested three suspects in connection with the Sept. 7 killing of journalist Pedro Alonso Flores Silva, reported the newspaper Crónica Viva.
So far in 2011, there have been more attacks on journalists in Guatemala than in 2010, according the annual report from the Center of Informative Reports for Guatemala (CERIGUA).
Reporters Without Borders and the Journalists Union of Chile condemned the increasing violence against journalists in Chile, reported Nación.cl and the news agency EFE.
José Oquendo Reyes, director and host of the television program Sin Fronteras, became the third journalist killed in Peru in 2011 and the second television journalist killed in the same week, reported Reporters Without Borders.
Human Rights Watch honored a Mexican and Venezuelan journalist for defending freedom of expression, even after suffering persecution and threats.
A group of hooded men attacked a news team from the Argentine public television channel Canal 7 during a march commemorating the 38th anniversary of the Sept. 11 military coup in the Chilean capital of Santiago.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is calling on Brazilian authorities to "thoroughly" investigate the killing of a radio journalist in the Amazonian city of Tabatinga, located in the triple-frontier between Brazil, Colombia and Perú.
The bodies of two young people were hanged under a pedestrian bridge in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, in retaliation for using social media, reported EFE.
"I'm scared," Bolivian journalist Mónica Oblitas wrote on her personal blog Sept. 1, "Not long ago, I received death threats."
The Journalists Union of Alagoas accused provincial authorities--including delegates--of recent threats against journalists in the Brazilian state of Alagoas.