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Brazilian journalist accuses mayor of pressuring radio station

Brazilian radio journalist José Luiz Datena, said on Tuesday, May 15, on his morning radio show that the station was suffering pressure from the mayor of São Paulo, Gilberto Kassab, due to the accusations that the journalist made on his TV program Brasil Urgente, according to the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. Read more »


Venezuelan crossword puzzle writer accused of inciting killing of Chavez's brother with hidden message

Venezuelan writer Neptali Segovia, who creates crossword puzzles for the newspaper Últimas Noticias, was accused of sending a hidden message inciting the killing of Adán Chávez, President Hugo Chávez's brother, reported the BBC. Read more »


Round two of Knight News Challenge to open May 31, focus on data

The Knight Foundation has announced round two of its Knight News Challenge, which begins May 31 and continues through June 20. This second round is focused on data, seeking applicants with ideas about how to "help unlock the power of data, by collecting, processing, visualizing or otherwise making it available, understandable and actionable," according to the announcement on the Knight Blog. Read more »


Kidnapped Honduran radio journalist found dead


Just hours after Honduran President Porfirio Lobo said that kidnapped journalist Alfredo Villatoro was still alive, the secretary of Public Security denied this information and announced that on the night of Tuesday, May 15, authorities discovered the dead body of the prominent radio journalist who worked for HRN, the most prominent Honduran radio station, reported BBC news. Read more »


Journalists, experts to examine safety and protection at 10th Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas

With physical violence and cyberattacks against journalists reaching unprecedented levels throughout Latin America, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is bringing together journalists and representatives from multilateral organizations and non-governmental organizations to discuss practical solutions at the 10th annual Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas, to be held May 20-22 in Austin, Texas. Read more »


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