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Brazilian deputy secretary of Embu das Artes accused by police in attack on journalist

The Brazilian Civil Police have accused Renato Oliveira, deputy secretary of Embu das Artes prefecture, in the São Paulo metropolitan region, of being the author of an attack against journalist Gabriel Barbosa da Silva, which occurred on Dec. 28, 2017. Read more »

Mexican journalists at risk while covering protests over rising gas prices; at least 20 attacked

Since Jan. 1, hundreds of Mexicans have taken to the streets of different cities in the country to protest the increase of up to 20 percent in the price of fuel. Some of the protests for the “gasolinazo,” as the demonstrations are known, have become violent, including looting and clashes with police with number of people killed, injured and detained. Read more »

Attacks on the press and restrictions to access of information increase as Venezuelan crisis worsens

In one of the most violent events for the press this year in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, at least 19 media workers were attacked while covering protests taking place on June 2, according to the human rights advocacy organization Espacio Público. Read more »

Advocacy groups in Mexico and Brazil map attacks on journalists to counteract threats

In Brazil and Mexico, ranked seventh and eleventh by the Committee to Protect Journalists as the countries with the highest levels of impunity in the murder of journalists, two advocacy groups are mapping these attacks in an effort to increase their security. Read more »

Mexican newspaper's website suffers two cyberattacks

The Mexican newspaper El Mañana in Nuevo Laredo, one of the publications most effected by armed attacks on its reporters and offices, was recently the target of two cyberattacks on Sunday, May 12 that interrupted the website's service, reported the newspaper.  Read more »

Mexican journalist could lose her armed protection in 20 days

In 20 days Mexican journalist Anabel Hernández, who has been threatened several times since 2010, could lose the armed escorts who have protected her for the last three years.  Read more »

Guatemala takes first steps to establish program to protect journalists

Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina signed the document establishing the Program to Protect Journalists, which will be preventative in nature and follows similar examples in Mexico and Colombia, according to the Guatemalan Research Center, CERIGUA. Read more »

On World Press Freedom Day, UN leaders call on others to "renew their commitment" to freedom of expression

Dignitaries, heads of states, journalists and advocates arrived in San José, Costa Rica yesterday, Thursday, May 2, for the welcoming reception of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s World Press Freedom Day conference.  Read more »

Press organizations urge Obama to push for greater protections for journalists during his trip to Mexico, Costa Rica

On Thursday, May 2, the press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) published an open letter to United States President Barack Obama urging him to use his visit to Mexico this week, his first trip abroad during his second term, to strike a firm commitment to protect freedom of expression and end impunity for press crimes in the troubled country.  Read more »


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