On Tuesday, July 10, Peruvian journalist Rudy Palma was released from prison where he was held for two-and-a-half months after allegedly illegally hacking into the emails of public officials, reported the newspaper Perú21.
Mexican journalist Sanjuana Martínez reported authority abuse after she was arrested at her home on Thursday, July 5, in the city of Monterrey, according to her blog post.
Mexican police arrested journalist Sanjuana Martínez in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo León, according to her colleague, Lydia Cacho, who reported the arrest via Twitter the morning of Thursday, July 5.
Authorities in Veracruz, Mexico, said they arrested nine organized crime suspects, at least one of whom is suspected of killing Mexican reporter Víctor Báez Chino, according to Milenio, the newspaper for which Báez worked.
A judge in a Peruvian court issued an order to intercept the phone calls of eight journalists and a congressperson, reported the Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish).
A Peruvian journalist was arrested for hacking into the emails of senior officials of the Ministry of Commerce, Foreign and Tourism and was accused of "alleged crimes of grand larceny, unauthorized access to a database and violation of correspondence".
The young man who confessed to killing Colombian journalist and political leader Argemiro Cárdenas Agudelo on March 15 was sentenced to 21 years in prison by a Colombian court in the city of Pereira, reported the newspaper El Tiempo.
The Mexican newspaper La Jornada de Guerrero claimed that one of its reporters was beaten and jailed in the southern city of Chilpancingo.
Relatives of Juan José Hernández Andrade, the Mexican reporter detained since Dec. 1, said that they managed to raise funds to pay bail to release the journalist so that Hernández could continue his legal battle in freedom.
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, a Peruvian journalist was sentenced to two years in prison for defamation, reported the newspaper La Primera.