On April 2, the governor of the Mexican state of Veracruz, Javier Duarte, received an award from the Mexican Association of Newspaper Editors (AME in Spanish) for his role in "guaranteeing freedom of expression."
The International Press Institute is urging authorities in Haiti to consider Georges Henri Honorat's role as a journalist among the possible motives for his shooting last week, citing several instances of journalists targeted for their work in Haiti.
A journalist in Guatemala was gunned down and killed in the south of the country, AFP reported. Unknown men shot Jaime Jarquín, correspondent for newspaper Nuestro Diario, while he chatted with three friends at a store in the city of Pedro de Álvaro, near the border with El Salvador
A research from the non-governmental organization Article 19 finds that one journalist or human rights defender is killed every four weeks because of their work.
The National Police of Peru presented on Sunday, March 10 ua man who confessed having received money to kill Luis Choy, a photographer with newspaper El Comercio, informed portal Perú 21.
The Peruvian National Police announced on Sunday, March 10, that a man confessed to accepting money to kill Luis Choy, a photojournalist for El Comercio, reported the website Perú 21.
An employee of El Diario de Cuidad Juárez has been missing since Thursday, March 7, according to the newspaper located in the border city.
On the morning of Friday, March 8, political journalist Rodrigo Neto was killed in Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, after having received several death threats, which, according to him, were connected to his reporting, reported the newspaper Vale do Aço.
The Attorney General of the state of Chihuahua offered a reward for information leading to the arrest of the gunmen who shot and killed Mexican journalist Jaime Guadalupe González, director of the website Ojinaga Noticias
Former Haitian President René Préval testified privately on Thursday, March 7, as part of an effort to re-open a criminal investigation into the killing of muckraking journalist Jean Dominique, reported the Associated Press.