More than 20 Latin American universities are participating in the Hemispheric Conference of Universities on Aug. 25 and Aug. 26, organized by the Inter American Press Association (IAPA).
The International News Safety Institute (INSI), in conjunction with the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji in Portuguese) announced the creation of an office in São Paulo, Brazil, to help protect Latin American journalists.
On Aug. 12, Peruvian journalist Pompillo Peña Ríos accused the mayor of Balsapuerto and his bodyguards of assaulting him in the province of Alto Amazonas, according to the Press and Society Institute.
Activists and leaders representing journalists' organizations have proposed a law to protect media workers in the state of Mexico, in the south central part of the country Mexico, reported the newspaper El Universal.
Police arrested a man in São Paulo on Aug. 13 under suspicion of participating in a robbery and shooting that killed journalist Walter Pimentel, reported G1.
Marina Silva, photojournalist for the Brazilian newspaper Correio, was arrested Friday, Aug. 11 while covering the killing of a military police sergeant in Salvador de Bahía, the newspaper reported.
Peruvian journalist Humberto Espinoza Maguiña received a death threat in the mail with a bullet in a letter addressed to his parents, reported the Institute for Press and Society on Monday, Aug. 8.
A Bolivian reporter claimed he was attacked and his camera stolen while covering a protest El Alto, outside La Paz, Bolivia Thursday, Aug. 11, according to the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX).
Venezuelan reporter Carlos Sánchez was threatened with a pistol when he left the offices of Radio Fe y Alegría in the city of Maracaibo in western Venezuela, reported the Institute for Press and Society.
Reporters Without Borders has requested protection for Nicaraguan journalist Silvia González after she received death threats.