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Journalists, experts call for more accurate, in-depth coverage of immigration during opening panel of 9th Austin Forum

When it comes to immigration coverage, the importance of in-depth reporting, going beyond stereotypes, and avoiding the use of dehumanizing terms like "illegal" are just some of the themes that emerged during the panel discussion that opened the 9th Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas. Read more »


Second journalist killed in Peru in 2011

On Thursday, Sept. 8, Peruvian journalist Pedro Alonso Flores Silva died after being shot two days earlier, reported the Press and Society Institute.

Flores was the director of the news program Visión Agraria on channel 6 in the province of Casma in the region of Ancash, on the northwestern coast of Peru. Read more »


Journalists from throughout the Americas gather to discuss media coverage of migration at 9th Austin Forum

About 50 journalists and experts from 20 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean are gathering Sept. 8-10, 2011, in Austin, Texas, for the 9th Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas. This year's annual meeting is themed "Media Coverage of Migration in the Americas." Read more »


Journalist attacked by Brazilian governor's bodyguards

The journalist Silene Borges, host and director of TV Líder, accused the bodyguards of Siqueira Campos, governor of Tocantins, Brazil, of attacking her while visiting the city of Araguaína on Sept. 6, reported Portal O Norte. Read more »


Low salaries high on list of worries for Argentine journalists


A report from the Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA in Spanish) said that low salaries are Argentine journalists' greatest concern. Half of the nearly 1,000 respondents for the 2011 FOPEA Survey reported having a second job. Read more »


Crossing Borders in the Americas: Knight Center to host digital photo exhibit, panel on media coverage of migration

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is hosting an innovative, all-digital photo exhibit and panel discussion on covering migration in the Americas as part of the 2011 Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas. Read more »


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