Brazilian journalist Lourenço Veras, known as Léo Veras, editor-in-chief of the website Porã News, was assassinated on the night of Feb. 12 in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay.
Folha de S. Paulo journalist Patrícia Campos Mello was once again the target of a series of attacks on her reputation on Feb. 11, after the testimony of a witness to the Joint Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry.
Juan Sánchez Moreno, who was commander of the Attorney General's Office of the state of Puebla, was convicted on Jan. 15 for the crime of torture against Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho, which occurred in 2005
Illegal espionage of journalists and other public personalities, including magistrates and politicians, seems to have another chapter in Colombia after almost a decade ago
Given the wave of corruption that has plagued the region in recent years, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) asked the countries of the American continent to protect journalists and freedom of expression
Fidel Ávila Gómez, 46, was last seen on Nov. 29, 2019 in Huetamo, Michoacán, but was reported missing on Dec. 2
Even as the number of journalists killed globally is at its lowest point in 17 years, Mexico continues to be the world’s second deadliest country for press professionals, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
The story of Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, the Mexican journalist who arrived in the United States more than 10 years ago to request asylum but who could face deportation, was for Alejandra Ibarra the starting point of her project Defensores de la Democracia (Democracy Defenders), a digital archive that seeks to preserve the work of journalists killed in Mexico.
Guatemalan journalist Martín Rodríguez Pellecer, founder and director of the site Nómada, is being accused of sexually harassing at least five women, according to an investigation by journalist Catalina Ruiz-Navarro. All are young journalists, and three of them allegedly are former employees of the site founded by Rodríguez Pellecer in 2014. He denies the accusations and has stepped down as director of Nómada while an investigation into the case is under way.
José Arita, a journalist for Channel 12 in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, was killed just after leaving the station where he works.