For the first time, a journalist who was arbitrarily detained and tortured at the end of 2005 after revealing an alleged corruption network at the governmental level received a public apology from the Mexican government for what happened.
There has been another advancement in the case of the 2014 murder of Paraguayan journalist Pablo Medina and his assistant Antonia Almada.
Mexico continues to be the deadliest country for journalists worldwide that is not engaged in armed conflict. This was one of the conclusions of various press freedom organizations as 2018 comes to a close.
The Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) granted precautionary measures to journalists from a news outlet that has been targeted by the Nicaraguan government.
Three journalists in Venezuela and a blogger in Brazil are among at least 251 journalists jailed around the world in relation to their work.
Officers with the National Police raided the offices of Nicaraguan news outlet Confidencial around midnight on Dec. 13, taking computer equipment and documents with them, according to reports from the publication.
The executive director of a Nicaraguan news outlet that has denounced harassment from the government in recent weeks is now the target of multiple lawsuits.
A reporter in the state of Nayarit, Mexico was found dead on Dec. 1, making it the first journalist’s murder reported under new President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
A Salvadoran journalist who has been in detention in the U.S. for almost eight months received a temporary stay of removal while an Atlanta court considers his appeal.
In Latin America in 2018, 10 journalists were murdered by criminal organizations in retaliation for their reporting, according to a new report from Reporters Without Borders (RSF, for its initials in French).