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More than half of Bolivian journalists have suffered censorship and self-censorship


More than half of journalists in Bolivia said they have suffered censorship and/or self-censorship during their professional lives, according to a presentation by researcher Virginie Poyetton on April 16 on her new book “Journalistic censorship and self-censorship in Bolivia. A perspective from within the profession itself,” reported newspaper Opinión. Read more »


Colombian journalist receives threats as court case against her torturers advances

Reporters Without Borders denounced that Colombian investigative journalist, Claudia Julieta Duque, continues to receive threats as her court case advances against the agents of the country's Department of Security (DAS) who, in the last 10 years, have followed, psychologically tortured and kidnapped her. Read more »


"I have always considered myself a journalist": Nobel Prize Laureate Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87

Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author who worked as a journalist for years and promoted excellence in the profession, died today in Mexico at the age of 87, the BBC reported. Read more »


Bolivia created “government-operated” media network to control public opinion, new book says

In the last several years the administration of Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has created a media network that is privately owned but is indirectly controlled by the government in an effort to have direct influence over public opinion, according to a new book about the Bolivian government’s relationship with the media. Read more »


Honduran media employee killed after having requested police protection for years

Carlos Mejía Orellana, an employee with Honduran radio station Radio Progreso, was stabbed and killed in the municipality of El Progreso on April 11, Reporters Without Borders informed. Read more »


More than 80 complaints over television coverage of Chilean fire


While a fire continues to ravage the Chilean city of Valparaíso since Saturday April 12, the country’s National Council of Television (CNTV) has received up to 81 complaints for television networks’ coverage of the natural disaster, reported the daily La Nación. Read more »


CPJ lists Mexico, Colombia and Brazil in its annual Global Impunity Index

Three Latin American countries were listed in the latest edition of the Committee to Protect Journalists’ (CPJ) Global Impunity Index. Mexico, Colombia and Brazil occupied, respectively, the seventh, eighth and eleventh place on the list. Read more »


6 entrepreneurial journalists offer advice on how to start a new digital outlet (video)

The best advice to young journalists looking to start a new digital outlet from Daniel Eilemberg, the founder of popular Mexican news site Animal Politico, is simple: just do it. Read more »


NSA surveillance coverage wins 2014 Pulitzer Prizes

The Washington Post and the U.S. offshoot of The Guardian each won a 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service for their coverage of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) secret surveillance activities based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden last year, CNN reported. Read more »


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