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“Managing Digital Newsrooms” is theme for the next Knight Center webinar


Digital technology has transformed traditional newsrooms and created new challenges for editors who now have to handle both traditional and new media. These new challenges will be the focus of a two-hour web seminar hosted by the Knight Center on Tuesday, Sept. 27 with distinguished Colombian journalist María Teresa Ronderos. Registration is now open.

Click here to sign up for the seminar. The cost is $30 and everyone who completes the seminar receives a certificate from the Knight Center. Read more »


Attacks on the press up in Guatemala in 2011


So far in 2011, there have been more attacks on journalists in Guatemala than in 2010, according the annual report from the Center of Informative Reports for Guatemala (CERIGUA). Read more »


Mexico highlighted in new documentary on censorship from Reporters Without Borders


Reporters Without Borders listed Mexico and four other countries in an interactive Internet documentary titled "In the Heart of Censorship" to raise awareness about violations of freedom of expression. Read more »


Hacktivist group Anonymous attacks Mexican government websites


The hacking activist group Anonymous attacked several Mexican government websites during the country's independence day celebrations on Sept. 15. The Secretary of Public Security confirmed that the sites' servers were overloaded, reported the Spanish newspaper El Mundo. Read more »


Grant expands citizen journalism network as U.S. courts expand 1st Amendment protections for citizen journalists

In the latest instance of the media's effort to incorporate more citizens into the news process, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has announced a $4.1 million grant to American Public Media to fund expansion of its network of "citizen sources," reported the Associated Press (AP). Read more »


Court prohibits magazine's circulation at mayor's request in Brazil

The judge of Nova Lima in Belo Horizonte, Brazil prohibited the circulation of the magazine Viver Brasil, reported the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji).

The city's mayor, Carlinho Rodrigues, issued the complaint when the magazine ran a report alleging misconduct by his administration, said Observatório da Imprensa. Read more »


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