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Honduran Sentenced to 28 Years for 2010 Murder of Journalist

A Honduran court on Tuesday sentenced a man to 28 years in jail after finding him guilty of having fatally shot journalist Jorge Alberto Orellana in April 2010 during the course of a robbery. continue reading »

Suspects Confess to Killing 36, Including Mexican Journalists

Information provided by several individuals arrested recently helped clear up the killings of 36 people, including five reporters, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, a high-level state official said. continue reading »

No Justice for Colombian Journalist’s Death 13 Years Later

Press organizations, defenders of human rights, families and journalists gathered here Monday to commemorate the 13th anniversary of journalist and humorist Jaime Garzon's murder and to protest the authorities' failure to punish anyone for the crime. continue reading »

Gunmen Shoot at Honduran Journalist’s Home, Wound Son

Honduran journalist Jose Chinchilla reported Saturday that two men tried to murder him and that during the attack in the northern part of the country, a son of his suffered a bullet wound. continue reading »

Colombian Radio Stations Most Affected by Threats, Attacks

Community radio stations were the media outlets most affected by attacks and threats targeting journalists in Colombia in the first half of 2012, according to a report released Friday in this capital. continue reading »

Reporters Without Borders Denounces Threat to Investigative Reporter in Colombia

A Colombian broadcast reporter at work on a report about the country's murderous right-wing paramilitaries received a threatening telephone call last week, Reporters Without Borders said Monday. continue reading »

Troubling Details Surround Mexican Journalist Missing Since May

A journalist with Mexico City daily Punto Critico and the radio program "Voces del mediodia" (Voices of Midday) has been missing since May, his family said. Federico Manuel Garcia Contreras has not been heard from since shortly after his arrival in the central town of Tanquian de Escobedo, in San Luis Potosi state, for an assignment, Africa Garcia, one of the reporter's daughters, told Efe. continue reading »

Human Rights Organization Expresses Concern about Disappearance of Mexican Journalist and Her Son

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expressed its concern over the disappearance of Mexican journalist Hypatia Stephania Rodríguez Cardoso and her 2-year-old son, which apparently happened in Saltillo, Coahuila, in the early morning Friday June 8. continue reading »

Mexican Journalist Slain in Veracruz, 9th Since December 2010

The body of a kidnapped journalist was found Thursday in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, where nine members of the media have been murdered in the past 18 months, state officials said. continue reading »

7 Arrested in Connection With Brazilian Journalist’s Murder

Police in the northeastern Brazilian state of Maranhao arrested seven people on Wednesday in connection with the April 23 murder of a journalist. continue reading »

Mexican Journalists and Activists Continue to Flee to U.S.

Mexican journalists and activists continue coming to the United States asking for what their own country is not giving them, the chance to live without fear, attorney Carlos Spector - who represents about a dozen of these people, most recently reporter Miguel Lopez Solana - told Efe. continue reading »

FARC Will Finally Release Detained French Journalist This Week

French journalist Romeo Langlois will be released this week, Colombia's FARC guerrilla group said in a statement on Sunday. continue reading »

Amnesty International Criticizes Journalists’ Protection in Mexico

Amnesty International on Monday severely criticized what it said was the Mexican government's lack of action to protect journalists in the country, adding that proof of that are the murders of six members of the media in less than a month. continue reading »

Body of Kidnapped Journalist Found in Mexico

Mexican authorities found the dead body of kidnapped journalist Marco Antonio Avila Garcia on a road in the northwestern state of Sonora, officials told Efe. continue reading »

2 Suspects Apprehended In Connection With Murder of Honduran Journalist

Two people have been arrested and two others are being sought in connection with the abduction and murder of journalist Alfredo Villatoro, the head of the Honduran National Police said. continue reading »

UPDATE: Body of Kidnapped Radio Journalist Found in Honduras

The body of journalist Alfredo Villatoro, who was kidnapped last week, was found in the southern section of Tegucigalpa, Honduran Security Minister Pompeyo Bonilla said. Villatoro's remains were found Tuesday and taken to the coroner's office, Security Ministry spokesman Hector Ivan Mejia said. continue reading »

Honduran Radio Journalist Kidnapped On Way to Work

Honduran police have enlisted the help of foreign investigators who happened to be here for a conference in the search for a radio journalist kidnapped early Wednesday, the office of President Porfirio Lobo said in a statement. continue reading »

Killing of DR TV Host, Makes for 20th Journalist Killed in Latin America in 2011

On Tuesday the body of a Dominican Republic TV host, Jose Agustin Silvestre was found in a pond with two gun shots to the head, making him the 20th journalist killed in Latin America thus far in 2011. continue reading »