An Argentine television reporter and cameraman were beaten, threatened with death, and ordered to strip when they tried to cover a human trafficking story about Bolivian families on a farm in the western province of Mendoza on Dec. 29, reported the official news agency Télam and Diario Uno.
The Argentine journalist Patricio Downes gave testimony in the trial of priest Horacio Zitelli for crimes against humanity on Dec. 15, reported the newspaper Clarín.
Deputies from the Argentine political party the Front for Victory approved a controversial bill declaring the production and importation of newsprint to be a "public interest," according to the newspaper La Nación.
The BostonGlobe.com received the EPPY 2011 award for Best Daily Newspaper website in the English category, with more than one million unique visitors in one month, the newspaper reported.
An ex-police officer and ex-deputy in Argentina has been found guilty of killing a journalist 35 years ago, reported the Associated Press on Nov. 25.
A fire almost completely destroyed the broadcasting equipment of the radio station FM Sapucay on Friday, Nov. 18, in the Argentine community of Santa Rita Misiones on the border with Brazil, according to the Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA in Spanish).
Union workers threw rocks at a television station and attacked reporters in Puerto Madryn in Argentine Patagonia on the evening of Nov. 16, according to Clarín.
The first days of November have seen a wave of attacks against journalists and the media in Argentina. The newspaper La Verdad in the city of Junín, in the province of Buenos Aires, claimed that unknown assailants entered the paper's printing facility and burned part of the presses early in the morning of Nov. 7, according to El Día.
Unknown gunmen shot a vehicle with the logo of local television station in Córdoba, Argentina, while reporter Gracia Martín and cameraman Raúl Vicessi with inside, reported the Argentine Journalism Forum. Neither of the journalists was hurt in the attack, according to La Voz.
Ricardo Trotti, Argentine journalist and press freedom director of the Inter-American Press Association, received the Fight for Freedom of Expression Award in recognition of his defense of independent journalism in the Americas, during the organization's 67th annual General Assembly in Lima, Peru.