For journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro, who left Nicaragua in January and is now working from exile in Costa Rica, getting used to working in conditions of physical and legal insecurity has been a challenge.
As the sociopolitical crisis in Venezuela deepens and President Nicolás Maduro fights to remain in power, journalists in the country are targeted by assaults, detentions, thefts of their work material and blocking of their internet sites and television channels.
Haitian journalist Robenson Sanon was hit by a bullet in his forearm while covering protests in Port-au-Prince on Feb. 13.
For the first time, a journalist who was arbitrarily detained and tortured at the end of 2005 after revealing an alleged corruption network at the governmental level received a public apology from the Mexican government for what happened.
Attacks on freedom of expression in Ecuador decreased by 52 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year, according to the annual report from Fundamedios. The organization recorded 144 attacks from January to December 2018, while in 2017 there were 297 cases.
Veracruz journalist Rodrigo Acuña is in serious condition after being shot by strangers at the door of his house on the night of Nov. 23 in Mexico.
Before and during the Brazilian presidential election that took place on Oct. 28, journalists were the subject of physical, verbal and digital threats and aggression.
A journalist in Ceará in northeastern Brazil was shot in the leg and told to stop talking nonsense on the radio.
The first day of the soccer World Cup, which this year takes place in Russia, has yielded one of the most regrettable moments of news coverage of the event to date.
Independent Cuban journalists are calling for support from international governments and organizations as they report a rise in detentions and attacks.