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More than 100 employees laid off as Uruguayan newspaper ends print edition, goes digital

After circulating for more than 30 years, the Uruguayan newspaper UNoticias announced it is ending its print edition and moving exclusively online as of Monday, Aug. 27, according to the news portal El País. Read more »


Mexican criminals impersonating TV reporters arrested in Nicaragua


About 18 people impersonating Mexican reporters of the news station Televisa were arrested at the border between Nicaragua and Honduras on Friday, Aug. 24, and were accused of money laundering and organized crime, according to El Nuevo Diario. Read more »


Colombian Supreme Court sues journalist for publishing critical opinions, warns another

On Thursday, Aug. 23, the Colombian Supreme Court announced a libel lawsuit against a journalist, and criticized commentaries published by another journalist, reported the newspaper El Tiempo and the magazine Semana. The court was upset over the columns that questioned and criticized some of the court's decisions. Read more »


New York police return photographer’s press credentials after his arrest

On Thursday, Aug. 23, the New York Police Department returned the press credentials of freelance photographer Robert Stolarik who was arrested on Aug. 5, reported the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). Read more »


Brazilian court rejects million dollar lawsuit against TV station

In another ruling in favor of press freedom, on Tuesday, Aug. 21, a court in São Paulo, Brazil, rejected a $3.5 million lawsuit against the TV station TV Globo, reported Conjur. Read more »


Mexican journalists affected by covering violence now have online resource for mental health concerns


A new program from the Center for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET in Spanish) in Mexico aims to reduce the emotional and mental stress journalists covering organized crime and violence face in their jobs, announced the organization.

"Each time the phone rings in the newsroom, I would shake, thinking it was them again," a Mexican journalist told CEPET after receiving a threatening phone call. Read more »


Bolivian government threatens to sue news agency for alleged defamation campaign against President Evo Morales

The Bolivian government said that it would sue the Fides News Agency (ANF in Spanish) for alleged defamation against Bolivian President Evo Morales, although the case is still being analyzed by a legal team, reported the newspaper Los Tiempos. Read more »


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