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 Argentina


16 January 2009 - Mystery attackers take radio off air after sabotage of its aerial

 Bolivia


19 January 2009 - On eve of constitutional referendum, politicians and media urged to act responsibly

 Brazil


1 May 2009 - Victory as federal supreme court repeals dictatorship era press law

 Colombia


15 May 2009 - Former intelligence officials leak list of news media and journalists whose phones were tapped
28 April 2009 - Radio reporter gunned down in Cauca department, probably in connection with his work
27 February 2009 - Call for inter-american intervention in new phone-tap scandal

 Cuba


20 May 2009 - Anyone can browse the Internet... unless they are Cuban
15 May 2009 - Journalist gets three-year jail sentence
24 February 2009 - After a year of Raúl Castro as president, political opening still ignores imprisoned journalists
3 February 2009 - As UN conducts universal periodic review, 205 political prisoners, including 23 journalists, await release.

 Ecuador


15 April 2009 - Call for release of newspaper editor who has completed half of 10-month sentence
22 January 2009 - Community radio journalist released but facing criminal proceedings

 Guatemala


7 April 2009 - Two young men held for TV journalist’s murder

 Honduras


2 April 2009 - Radio station correspondent gunned down in provincial city

 Mexico


27 May 2009 - Crime reporter abducted and killed in Durango state
5 May 2009 - Journalist at odds with local officials gunned down in Durango state
6 March 2009 - Suspect arrested in photographer’s murder but motive vague
25 February 2009 - Young radio reporter gunned down in Veracruz state for unclear reasons
22 January 2009 - Self-censorship, exile or certain death : the choice faced by journalists in Ciudad Juárez
7 January 2009 - Investigating attack on Monterrey TV studios a “test” for federal justice ministry

 Peru


13 January 2009 - In highly suspicious move, terrorism charges brought against left-wing investigative reporter

 United States


14 May 2009 - Arraignment of suspected mastermind of Chauncey Bailey’s murder postponed again
14 May 2009 - Obama opposes release of torture photos
6 May 2009 - “To combat Internet censorship, companies cannot be left to act on their own”
4 May 2009 - Yusuf Bey IV indicted in Chauncey Bailey’s murder
2 May 2009 - Reporters Without Borders welcomes President’s statement in honor of World Press Freedom Day
22 April 2009 - Ruling recognizes Detroit Free Press reporter’s right to protect his sources
16 April 2009 - Alleged mastermind of Chauncey Bailey’s murder to be indicted soon
3 April 2009 - Judge denies Free Press reporter David Ashenfelter’s motion
20 March 2009 - Attorney General applies presumption of openness in Freedom of Information Act guidelines
6 March 2009 - "We urge you, on March 12th, to champion the vision of the Internet as a free space for everyone"
6 March 2009 - New evidence in murder case of Oakland reporter Chauncey Bailey implicates Yusuf Bey IV
5 March 2009 - CIA destroyed 92 interrogation videos : "An investigation into the serious abuses of the ’War on Terror’ is imperative”
26 February 2009 - Letter to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as US State Department issues annual human rights report
10 February 2009 - Another reporter threatened with contempt for refusing to reveal sources
2 February 2009 - “I would have been a murder statistic if I hadn’t fled to the United States,” says Mexican journalist
30 January 2009 - After freeing Mexican journalist, US authorities urged to grant his asylum request
29 January 2009 - Call for federal investigation into newspaper editor’s murder
14 January 2009 - Yahoo!’s new CEO urged to make defending freedom of expression on the Internet one of the company’s priorities

 Venezuela


29 May 2009 - Open letter to President Hugo Chavez to protest about official hounding of Globovisión
20 February 2009 - Former policeman arrested on suspicion of participating in journalist’s murder
13 February 2009 - Constitutional vote held in climate of polarised media and surfeit of presidential speeches
15 January 2009 - Murder attempt against pro-Chávez journalist in Portuguesa state
2 January 2009 - New Year’s Day attack on TV station by radical pro-Chávez group