Journalists and media from countries that had elections in 2018, such as Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Paraguay, Colombia and El Salvador, confronted situations of violence and censorship.
A Mexican journalist receiving protection from the government is alive after being shot twice in the state of Oaxaca.
Journalist Gabriel Hernández was killed on March 17 in the Valle department in southern Honduras, according to local media reports.
Journalist and radio host Santiago Barroso was killed in the doorway to his home in the Mexican state of Sonora on the night of March 15.
Women journalists are "twice as likely to be victims of violence" in the Americas for exercising their right to freedom of expression and for reasons of gender.
A U.S. immigration judge has again denied asylum for a Mexican journalist who fled his country a decade ago out of fear for his life.
The worrisome figures of violence against the press in Mexico – pointed out by various organizations as one of the most dangerous countries to practice journalism – become even more dramatic when taking into account levels of impunity in those cases.
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.
Ramírez proposed the idea of a “journalism of the digital catacombs” during a conversation with students and others that was organized by the Knight Center
The report analyzes trends in the region and how they affect freedom of expression, pluralism and media independence, as well as the safety of journalists.