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.
Violence and abuses committed against Brazilian journalists during the military dictatorship from 1964 to 1985 will now be closely investigated by the Memory, Truth and Justice Commission, launched by the National Federation of Journalists.
Brazil got off to a tragic start to the new year with the first killing of a journalist in 2013. The new year, however, also saw the launch of the Vlado Journalist Protection campaign, organized by the Vladimir Herzog Institute (IVH in Portuguese).
Military police arrested a suspect on Tuesday, Jan. 15, for the killing of radio manager Renato Machado in São João da Barra, in the northern part of the state of Rio de Janeiro, reported G1.
A Brazilian radio station manager was gunned down in front of his home on Tuesday Jan. 9, becoming the first journalist to be killed in the continent this year, Reporters Without Borders said.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) admitted the case of murdered Colombian journalist Hernando Rangel Moreno, reported the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) in a press release on its website on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.
The Brazilian government awarded its most prestigious prize for individuals and institutions that stand up for the defense of human rights to a killed journalist. The president's Secretary for Human Rights awarded the 2012 Human Rights Prize posthumously to Tim Lopes, reported the website G1.
The House of Journalists' Rights in Mexico warned that there were four cases of death threats in the state of Puebla, according to the newspaper El Heraldo.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) launched the Speak Justice: Voices against Impunity campaign on Wednesday, Dec. 6.
After a week in intensive care, Colombian journalist Guillermo Quiroz died on Nov. 27, reported the newspaper El Universal. Quiroz suffered mutiple injuries after falling from a National Police truck in the northern city of San Pedro, Sucre, according to the newspaper.