A news van for a local television broadcaster was shot at in Aratu, an outlying neighborhood of the city of Salvador, Bahia, on Aug. 30, reported the newspaper Folha de São Paulo. No one was hurt.
A doctor upset by a report written about him attacked the Brazilian journalist who wrote the piece on Sept. 1, reported the newspaper Gazeta de Rondônia.
A spokesman for the Honduran police was shot to death on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the capital city of Tegucigalpa, according to La Prensa Gráfica.
In a press release on Friday, Aug. 24, the National Journalists Union (CNP in Spanish) criticized the attacks against a Venezuelan news team from the Globovisión TV channel, while the journalists were covering a prison conflict in southern Caracas, the capital of the country.
Some 200 people are working on the publication "No se mata la verdad matando periodistas" (Don't Kill the Truth by Killing Journalists), a book that will tell the stories of 126 killed or disappeared reporters and press workers in Mexico since 2000, according to Reporte Índigo.
On Monday, Aug. 20, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) declared the blockade on the circulation of newspapers in Argentina a "press freedom violation." “While the unions have a legitimate right to express themselves, their actions cannot limit the right to press freedom nor restrict people’s access to the information that the news media disseminate," IAPA said.
The killings of 12 Brazilian journalists between August 2010 and July 2012 prompted the National Association of Newspapers (ANJ in Portuguese) to announce a "special alert," reported the news agency EFE. The alert was announced during the opening of the 9th ANJ Congress, on Monday, Aug. 20, in São Paulo.
A Brazilian TV Difusora news crew was attacked on the night of Saturday, Aug. 18, while covering the inauguration of a public square in the city of Bacabal, in Maranhão, according to the news site Imirante.
A Colombian journalist was attacked and threatened by unknown individuals in Ecuador after publishing a detailed report about the lack of freedom of expression in Ecuador and the recent decision of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa to give asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, reported the newspapers Hoy and La Hora.
A slew of attacks and threats against journalists took place over the last week in Argentina. After being beaten, one journalist also received a death threat in the village of Sancti Spirtiu in the province of Santa Fe on Tuesday, Aug. 14, reported the Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA in Spanish).