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Venezuela

Around 40 Venezuelan newspapers hit by newsprint shortage

After negotiations with the authorities, the 110-year-old newspaper El Impulso has obtained a last-minute delivery of newsprint that will allow (...)

Published on 12 September 2014 Read

Haïti

Politically-motivated attacks on journalists in Haitian town

At least five journalists have been the victims of physical or verbal attacks in the past month in Petit-Goâve, a coastal town 65 km west of (...)

Published on 11 September 2014 Read

Cuba

Independent journalist arrested, pressured to leave Cuba

A former political prisoner, Bernardo Arévalo is being threatened with another jail term if he does not leave. Bernardo Arévalo Padrón, an (...)

Published on 9 September 2014 Read

Colombia

Reporter forced to flee her home after threats, shooting

Journalist Amalfi Rosales has fled the northeastern department of La Guajira after shots were fired at her home in Barrancas, one of the (...)

Published on 5 September 2014 Read

Mexico

Local newspaper correspondent beaten in her office in Guanajuato state

Newspaper reporter Karla Silva was beaten up by three assailants yesterday in her office in Silao, a town in the central state of Guanajuato, (...)

Published on 5 September 2014 Read

Mexico

Shots fired at newspaper editor’s home in Veracruz state

Mexican journalist Ignacio Domínguez and his family were awakened on 2 September by the sounds of gunshots. When they got up, they found holes in (...)

Published on 4 September 2014 Read

Colombia

“I won’t stop doing my job,” says Colombian journalist in open letter

Intruders broke into journalist Javier Osuna’s Bogotá home on 22 August and set fire to his computers, destroying the results of 18 months of (...)

Published on 3 September 2014 Read

Honduras

Honduran radio program taken off air after pressure from city’s mayor

The program “Noticiero Independiente” (Independent News), broadcast by Radio Estereo Castilla in Trujillo, was taken off the air on 20 August as a (...)

Published on 2 September 2014 Read

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