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Brazilian blogger's computer equipment confiscated

As a result of a judicial decision, Brazilian blogger Noel Júnior had his home office equipment confiscated in the municipality of São Francisco do Itabapoana, the blogger said on his site. Read more »


Guatemalan journalist receives threats after reporting on forced disappearances


Guatemalan journalist Lucía Escobar received threats from members of a local security committee after publishing an article on the forced disappearance of a young person in the tourist town of Panajachel, in the western part of the country, reported the Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish). Read more »


Newspaper publisher demands apology from Tennessee's governor for arrest of reporter covering protests

The publisher of the newspapers the Nashville Scene and The City Paper has asked the governor of Tennessee to apologize for arresting a reporter covering the Occupy Nashville protests over the weekend, reported The City Paper. Read more »


Dominican Republic correspondent in Miami warns of threats to the press


Rose Mary Santana, journalist for several Dominican media outlets in Florida, became the president of the Dominican Journalists Council in Miami. She noted that some of the powers that be "see a journalist as an enemy when they practice investigative journalism," a statement from the same organization read. Read more »


Understanding statistics: A journalist's guide

As databases of raw information become more common and increasingly available to the public, understanding and effectively using statistics is becoming more important than ever for journalists. Read more »


Q&A: Colombian journalist Carlos Huertas discusses developing transnational journalism as a Harvard Nieman fellow


Colombian journalist Carlos Eduardo Huertas is the investigations editor for the political magazine Semana and the founder of the Newsroom Council, which promotes investigative journalism. In his career as a journalist Huertas has specialized in themes like corruption, human rights and the environment. He has also been involved in many of the magazine's award-winning projects, including the King of Spain in 2008, the Press and Society Institute's Best Corruption Investigative journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean award, and Transparency International's award for investigating the connections between paramilitaries and Colombian politicians. Read more »


It's that time of year: Apply now for journalism fellowships

Now is the time of year for journalists to be putting together applications for various fellowship opportunities. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has compiled a few of the fellowships journalist can apply for: Read more »


Q&A: Guatemalan journalist Claudia Mendez studying the rule of law and judicial processes as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard

Guatemalan journalist Claudia Mendez Arriaza, 35, is part of the 2012 class of Nieman Fellows. With 13 years of experience as a journalist -- she has worked as an editor and reporter at elPeriódico in Guatemala, and co-hosted the television show “A las 8:45” -- Mendez was named the 2012 John S. and James L. Read more »


Brazil's new sunshine law won't shine without media, public support

The bill enabling the constitutional right to access public information in Brazil passed its last hurdle in the South American country's Senate on Oct. 25. The Senate approved the reforms made by the lower house in 2010 and resisted amendments in favor of sealing some secret government documents indefinitely. Read more »


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