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IAPA president discusses proposed media law with Honduran president

Milton Coleman, president of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) and an editor of The Washington Post, visited Honduras on Tuesday, Feb. 28, to talk with President Porfirio Lobo about a proposed bill to regulate the Honduran media, reported Proceso. Read more »

Brazilian journalist arrested for contempt of authority while covering plane accident in the Amazon

A Brazilian reporter was arrested and booked for contempt of authority on Tuesday, Feb. 28, while gathering information about an airplane accident in the Amazonian city of Manaus, according to the news site Portal Amazônia. Read more »

Mexican political reporter attacked in border city

Unknown assailants beat a Mexican political journalist on Thursday, Feb. 23, in the city of Mexicali, located in northeastern Mexico along the Californian border, reported the Program for Freedom of Expression (Libex). Read more »

Police deny Chilean journalist medical attention

A Chilean journalist was attacked by police while taking photos of a demonstration in support of residents of the region of Aysén in Santiago on Friday, Feb. 24, according to the Corporation of Promotion and Defense of the People's Rights (CODEPU in Spanish). Read more »

Brazilian newspaper Estadão's transparency blog tests country's new information access law

After Brazil passed the Access to Public Information Law only a few months ago, the newspaper O Estadão started a blog on transparency in politics which aims to provide readers with information from the government's "black boxes." Read more »

Florida city serves aggressive blogger with cease-and-desist letter

The Florida city of Lauderdale Lakes has sent local blogger Chaz Stevens a "cease-and-desist" legal notice, saying the city will sue for civil damages if the blogger continues his "repeated false allegations, threats, attempted extortion, slander, libel, defamation, and invasion of privacy," reported the Broward-Palm Beach New Times. Read more »

New website launches with tools for public affairs reporting

With slightly more than a week under its belt, the new Reporters' Lab website is aiming to arm reporters with the tools, techniques, and research to better cover stories of public interest, hold the government accountable, and preserve investigative reporting. Read more »

International freedom of expression organization launches Community Communication Observatory for Brazilian media

In February, an organization which defends freedom of expression, Article 19, launched the Community Communication Observatory, an online platform which aims to increase the visibility of bureaucratic difficulties and legislative problems facing community media outlets in Brazil. Read more »

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