The firings of three journalists in Argentina under different circumstances are a demonstration of the “lack of labor guarantees" that prevent reporters from exercising their profession in “liberty and without suffering reprisals,”
The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA) registered a total of 172 attacks against the country’s press in 2012, according to a report released by the organization’s Freedom of Expression in Argentina Monitor, presented on March 22.
Arsonists burned the car of two journalists in Argentina, presumably because of their reporting, on Monday, March 18, reported the website El Tribuno.
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 transfer of media licenses from Daniel Hadad to pro-Kirchner businessman Cristobal López has generated controversy in Argentina, leading some to suggest the hand over was "illegal," reported the newspaper Clarín.
The only newspaper in the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, the Penguin News, published a fake interview with Argentine Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman after the official refused to speak with the media, reported the newspaper La Nación.
News of a possible government-led advertising "boycott" against the media caused uproar in Argentina, reported the news agency EFE.
Mexico and Cuba were the worst places for journalists in the Americas, tensions between the government and privately-owned media continued to escalate in Ecuador and Argentina, and Canada lost its position as press freedom leader in the continent.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner lashed out at the media on her Twitter account after the Spanish newspaper El País published a fake photograph of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.
Argentine police are investigating the death of a sports reporter whose body was found in the Racing Club soccer team's swimming pool, a place where a fan club called the Imperial Guard is known to meet, reported the newspaper La Nación.