At least two other news teams have been kept from covering events related to the death of Hugo Chávez last week. On Feb. 7, a group identified as government supporters intimidated and threatened correspondent Luis Alfonso Fernández for the broadcaster América Noticias and a cameraman for the network Alberto Porras
The house of a Peruvian journalist was burnt down on March 9 after two unknown men threw a fuse drenched with gasoline inside the building, the Journalists’ Association of Peru (ANP) said, according to news agency EFE.
A research from the non-governmental organization Article 19 finds that one journalist or human rights defender is killed every four weeks because of their work.
The National Police of Peru presented on Sunday, March 10 ua man who confessed having received money to kill Luis Choy, a photographer with newspaper El Comercio, informed portal Perú 21.
An online news website in Antigua and Barbuda reported that one of its reporters was shot at on March 4, according to the International Press Institute.
Attacks against the press in Argentina rose 250 percent in 2012 over the previous year, according a report by Fundación LED, the Freedom of Expression + Democracy Foundation, reported the newspaper Clarín.
The Peruvian National Police announced on Sunday, March 10, that a man confessed to accepting money to kill Luis Choy, a photojournalist for El Comercio, reported the website Perú 21.
After receiving threats on 45 banners hung in several cities across the state of Coahuila, Mexico, the newspaper Zócalo announced that it would cease reporting on organized crime effective Monday, March 11.
An employee of El Diario de Cuidad Juárez has been missing since Thursday, March 7, according to the newspaper located in the border city.
On the morning of Friday, March 8, political journalist Rodrigo Neto was killed in Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, after having received several death threats, which, according to him, were connected to his reporting, reported the newspaper Vale do Aço.