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Brazilian television news crew robbed in São Paulo

In the wee hours Wednesday, Aug. 10, a television news crew was robbed near a military police base in the southern zone of São Paulo, reported Folha.com. Read more »


Two Guatemalan reporters threatened, intimidated by local mayor


In Mazatenango, Suchitepéquez, south of Guatemala City, two journalists blamed the local mayor for threatening and intimidating them, and being physically and verbally aggressive, reported the Center for Informative Reports of Guatemala Ce Read more »


Journalists balk as new Bolivian telelcommunications law goes into effect


Bolivian President Evo Morales promulgated a new Telecommunications, Information Technology and Communication Law that establishes new rules for the distribution of radio and television frequencies, the broadcasting of presidential messages, and authorizes wiretapping in exceptional cases, explained IFEZ-ANP. Read more »


Northern Mexico most dangerous place in country for journalists; prosecution slow and ineffecual


The Mexican Attorney General's (PGR in Spanish) special prosecutor Gustavo Salas Chávez said more journalists were killed in Northern Mexico than anywhere else in the country, according to the newspaper Vanguardia. Since 2000, 76 journalists have been killed and 13 disappeared in Mexico, reported the agency EFE. Statistically, 50 percent, or 38 killings, took place in the northern states of Chihuahua, Guerrero and Tamaulipas; 11 (14 percent) in the center of the country, and 27 (36 percent) in the south. Read more »


Cause of death for Bolivian journalist as suicide comes under suspicion


The Bolivian district attorney said suicide was the cause of death for journalist David Niño de Guzmán, news editor for Agencia de Noticias Fides (ANF), reported AFP. According to the prosecutor, Niño de Guzmán committed suicide in April 2010 because of "emotional problems, deep depression and family problems." However, the mother of Niño de Guzmán's child submitted a brief to the district attorney of La Paz requesting that the case be re-opened, arguing that there are subjective criteria in the investigation, noted Los Tiempos. Read more »


Journalists to discuss their role with social media during Crucianelli webinar

Sandra Crucianelli believes that journalists who use social media need to do a better job of interacting with their readers instead of acting like company spokespersons. “It’s been proven that people prefer to talk with people not brands,” said the Argentinian reporter and editor who will teach the webinar “The Journalist’s Role with Social Media. Read more »


Knight Center ethics webinar tackles challenges faced by journalists in the digital age

Rapid changes brought on by the digital age have created new ethical challenges that will be discussed in a Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas's webinar on Aug. 16 from 12–2p.m. (CDT). Registration is open. Read more »


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