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.
Government urged to act as activists continue their campaign for a solution to the country's ongoing problem of land disputes and forced evictions.
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.
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.
A Cuban prisoner of conscience has died on hunger strike, highlighting the Raúl Castro government's intolerance for dissent.
Brazil's authorities must address indigenous land claims to prevent future violent attacks on indigenous communities.
A community leader from San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras has not been heard of since his abduction on 30 August.
One woman describes how her daughters' killings led her to advocate for better protection from domestic violence in the USA.
The "Ladies in White," an unofficial network of women protesters in Cuba, face ongoing intimidation from the authorities.
The killing of a prominent Guatemalan trade unionist has raised fears for the safety of workers rights activists in the country.
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.
As Amnesty International launches its annual report, we speak to five key human rights activists.