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Brazilians take top prize at Latin American investigative journalism conference

The Latin American Conference on Investigative Journalism awarded its top investigative reporting prize to four Brazilians as the conference ended on Sept. 5 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Read more »

Reporters Without Borders asks Ecuador's president to stop attacks on the press

Reporters Without Borders sent a letter to President Rafael Correa of Ecuador expressing their concern over his hostile attitude and actions against the press in the Andean country. "The watchdog role played by the media, or NGOs, does not necessarily mean that they are your 'enemy,'" the letter ends, signed by Jean-François Julliard, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders. Read more »

Brazilian version of the Huffington Post to launch in November, editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington says

After launching versions in Canada and the United Kingdom, in November The Huffington Post will release a Brazilian edition of the site, announced the president and editor-in-chief of AOL Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, according to the newspaper O Globo. Read more »

Life sentences handed down for 2007 killing of California journalist Chauncey Bailey

Four years after the killing of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey in California, two men have been sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for the journalist's death, according to IFEX. Read more »

Ecuadorean media face some of the worst restrictions in Latin America, CPJ reports

On Sept. 1, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Andean Group of Information Freedoms, and Fundamedios released a report on the state of freedom of expression in Ecuador titled, "Confrontation, Repression in Correa's Ecuador." The report accuses President Rafael Correa of turning Ecuador into one of the most restrictive countries in the hemisphere for the press in less than five years. Read more »

Court forbids Brazilian media group from identifying councilman involved in public funds scandal

A court in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul has prohibited media outlets from the company Grupo RBS from publishing the name or image of a councilman, Adenir Mengue Webber from the city of Dom Pedro de Alcântara. If the outlets do not comply with the ruling, they could face a $600-a-day fine, according to Zero Hora, one of the media outlets subject to the court's decision. Read more »

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