Twice-fired Venezuelan journalist fights on

“Once the government knows you who are…they never forget it.” Being an opposition journalist in Venezuela under former president Hugo Chávez and his successor Nicolás Maduro has never been easy. But...

Venezuela’s press under fire

Facing anti-government protests, President Nicolás Maduro’s government cracks down on the press. June 27 was Venezuela’s“Day of the Journalist.” This year, however, many journalists found little to...

‘Disinformation’ fuels US child migrant crisis

Obama seeks $3.7 billion to address wave of children from Central America. President Obama has put a price on the costs of the wave of child immigrants arriving at the U.S.’s southern border. On July 8, he...

Reporter who met Colombia’s FARC reflects

Spanish journalist David Beriáin is one of the few reporters to interview a leader of the FARC on the Colombian guerrilla movement's own turf. In 2008, tensions between the Colombian government and Marxist...

Ex-hostage Betancourt struggles to forgive

Six years after being rescued from her captors, a former Colombian presidential candidate seeks solace in religion After she was caught during her fourth escape attempt, Ingrid Betancourt was beaten and led...

Journalist slayings tarnish Brazil’s moment

The website for CPJ's special report on the Brazilian press.With soccer’s World Cup taking place in a month, all eyes are now on Brazil. Yet soccer is not the only reason the South American country has...

Cuban journalist held after police dog attack story

A Cuban journalist who wrote a story about a police dog attack during an effort by authorities to halt a brawl has been jailed on terrorism charges. Juliet Michelena Díaz was arrested April 7, three days...