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In this area are compiled reports that may or may not be linked to the legal proceedings contained in this page, as well as any other information that affects the climate of impunity or justice surrounding crimes against journalists.
2009 - 12 - 17

A Comissão Contra a Impunidade e o Instituto de Imprensa da SIP convocam para o seminário virtual: “Jornalismo de Risco no Brasil”, sexta-feira, 18 de dezembro de 2009, às 15h (horário de Brasília). INSCREVA-SE JÁ!

2009 - 12 - 17

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) expressed outrage at the murder in Brazil of businessman and radio journalist José Givonaldo Vieira on December 14 in Bezerros, located in rural Pernambuco state.

2009 - 12 - 15
Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

Juan Cuevas, editor of a newspaper in the southern state of Guerrero is used to getting phone calls from traffickers. "They tell me: 'You only have to inform. You don't investigate, give your opinion, or editorialize,'" Cuevas tells France's AFP news agency. “We are so fragile, and we are so unprotected that if these people want, they'll come to the office and (kidnap) me or everyone, or attack us."

2009 - 12 - 14

Mexican federal congressman Manuel Clothier criticized the national authorities for their lack of commitment to solve cases of attacks on freedom of expression during a seminar titled “Armor-Plating the Press Against Violence” given by the Inter American Press Association and the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM).

2009 - 12 - 2

“We will not be immune in 2010 and it is likely that the A virus (H1N1) will become resistant to anti-viruses. It is urgent to act together against the common threat,” declared Chilean journalist and biologist Sergio Prenafeta at a recent seminar held by the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua under the title “Reporting Under Risk: What Should the Media Do When Faced with Out-of-Control Nature?”

2009 - 11 - 25

The IAPA expressed its appreciation for the Antonio Asensio Journalism Prize presented by the Zeta Group of Spain during a ceremony in Madrid on November 23. Presenting the award, the Prince of Asturias praised the work of the hemisphere organization in defense of press freedom and against violence towards journalists.

2009 - 11 - 20
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2009 - 11 - 16
Popayán Circuit Court Judge Víctor Narváez ordered the release from jail of Arley Manquillo Rivera, a.k.a. Huracán (Hurricane), arrested and charged with being the hitman in the April 24 murder of journalist José Everardo Aguilar at his home. Aguilar, 72, the father of 10 children, was the correspondent of the Radio Súper radio network in Patia, in southwestern Colombian province of Cauca. The Public Prosecutor’s Office appealed the judge’s decision.

2009 - 11 - 13

Report on behalf of Committee Chairman Juan Francisco Ealy Ortiz presented by Vice-Chairman Roberto Rock, 65th General Assembly, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sunday, November 8, 2009.

2009 - 11 - 3

The Inter American Press Association condemned the murder of journalist Bladimir Antuna García in Durango, Mexico – the 10th this year resulting from the violence that shakes the country, and matter of great concern to the hemisphere organization.

2009 - 10 - 29

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) today reacted with surprise at news that Mexico’s newly-seated Chamber of Deputies has disbanded a special committee set up to deal with crimes against journalists and news media, one of 40 panels intended for the current legislative session.

2009 - 10 - 29

La Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa (SIP) reaccionó con sorpresa al conocer que la nueva Cámara de Diputados de México eliminó una comisión especial dedicada a atender delitos contra periodistas y medios de comunicación, entre las 40 comisiones ordinarias y especiales para el presente período legislativo.

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