Six journalists have been killed in less than a month in Mexico, raising grave concerns about freedom of expression.
In Cuba, critics of the government have to find creative ways of ensuring their stories get out, as internet access is highly controlled.
Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.
Levon Helm, an influential US musician and longtime supporter of Amnesty International, has passed away in Woodstock, New York.
Cuban human rights activists are being targeted by authorities in a bid to silence them while Pope Benedict visits the country.
A new report documents a surge in harassment and detentions of dissidents in Cuba, including journalists and human rights activists, in the last year.
Serious concerns remain in Guatemala as the UN Human Rights Committee is due to evaluate the country's human rights performance.
Two new measures to protect Mexico's journalists and human rights defenders need swift backing from federal and state authorities.
Police in La Paz are accused of using excessive force against a protest led by people with disabilities who demand an increase in state subsidies.
Authorities in Cuba are barring activists from participating in an event in Havana to mark the second anniversary of the death of a prisoner of conscience.
A global "faxjam" action led by Amnesty International focuses on protection for a Peace Community that defends its right not to be drawn into armed conflict in Colombia.
Two activists in Panama have been killed in clashes between security forces and the Ngäbe-Buglé people during anti-mining protests.
Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez has been barred from leaving Cuba 19 times in the last four years.
Haitian authorities have dropped the case against former leader Jean-Claude Duvalier, who is accused of crimes against humanity during his rule.
A Cuban prisoner of conscience has died on hunger strike, highlighting the Raúl Castro government's intolerance for dissent.
A wave of violence against media outlets highlights the authorities' failure to protect journalists, posing a threat to freedom of expression.
A community leader from San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras has not been heard of since his abduction on 30 August.
Bolivia's Supreme Court has convicted seven former officials for their role in the "Black October" massacre during protests in 2003.
The "Ladies in White," an unofficial network of women protesters in Cuba, face ongoing intimidation from the authorities.
After a TV presenter was shot dead in the Dominican Republic, authorities must do more to protect journalists who face threats.