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Supreme Court determines that Ricardo Melo can return as CEO of Brazilian Communications Company

Journalist Ricardo Melo will be reappointed to the post of CEO of the Brazilian Communications Company (EBC for its acronym in Portuguese) after being removed more than two weeks ago by the country’s interim president. On Thursday, June 2, judge of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) Dias Toffoli granted an injunction authorizing Melo to return to work. Read more »


Mexico allows broadcasts in indigenous languages following reform of the Telecommunications law


Starting June 2, broadcasters in Mexico may legally transmit information in any of the native languages of the country that are recognized as national languages, including indigenous languages. Read more »


Another journalist flees Bolivia as organizations denounce hostility against the press in the country

After two Bolivian government officials made statements against Carlos Valverde, the journalist decided to leave the country for what he considered threats against him, according to what he told newspaper El Deber. Read more »


Chilean President Michelle Bachelet sues magazine Qué Pasa for defamation

A Chilean magazine is facing a lawsuit for defamation from the country’s top government official. Read more »


Mexican and Brazilian journalists killed in 2015 honored in Newseum memorial in Washington

Two Latin American journalists will be recognized this year at the rededication of the Journalists Memorial of the Newseum, a U.S.-based museum and institute dedicated to freedom of expression.

Mexican photojournalist Rubén Espinosa Becerril and Brazilian radio host Gleydson Carvalho are among the 20 journalists from around the world who will represent all communications workers killed in 2015. Read more »


UPDATE: Journalists under control of the ELN in Colombia are released; group says it respects freedom of expression

Update (May 31, 2016): The three Colombian journalists being held by the National Liberation Army (ELN for its acronym in Spanish) guerrilla group were released on the afternoon of Friday, May 27. Read more »


Media outlets from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico and Peru nominated for international data journalism award

Investigative pieces using data journalism from media outlets in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Bolivia are nominated among finalists in various categories for the Data Journalism Awards 2016, which have been organized by the Global Editors Network (GEN) since 2011. Read more »


Employees protest censorship after CEO of media state company was replaced by interim president in Brazil

Professionals of Brazil Communications Company (EBC) that manage the Brazilian public TV channels and radio participated in a ceremony on May 20th to denounce the alleged censorship that has being happening since the change of CEO of the company, defined by interim president Michel Temer. Read more »


Peruvian journalist Mabel Cáceres among the winners of the Courage in Journalism Awards from IWMF

Peruvian journalist Mabel Cáceres will receive the Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), which has been awarding women journalists who stand out for their “extraordinary bravery” since 1990.  Read more »


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