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New "We are Journalists" Tumblr highlights journalists' stories about the "profession we all love so much"

Fed up with "bad press about the press," a reporter from the St. Petersburg Times in Florida has created a Tumblr site where, instead of writing about what is happening to other people, journalists can recount their own personal tales, reported Poyner. Read more »


Protestors against mining in Peru turn against TV reporters


Protesters opposed to a mining project in Peru attacked three journalists covering the event on Nov. 9, reported the Press and Society Institute. Read more »


Student journalist shot to death over motorcycle in Dominican Republic


A 26 year-old journalism student was killed early in the morning on Nov. 9. The student produced a local radio program in the Boca Chica province in the east of the Dominican Republic, reported Crónica Viva. Read more »


News outlets think outside the box to use social media in innovative ways

Political news giant C-SPAN has found an innovative approach to reporting on what Congress is discussing – with a tweet. Read more »


Jailed Venezuelan editor goes on hunger strike

Leocenis García, editor of the Venezuelan newspaper 6to Poder, announced on Nov. 9 that he would go on a hunger strike for an "undetermined time" to reinvigorate the appeal against his detention, reported El Universal. García was arrested Aug. Read more »


Brazilian community radio director tries to stab rival host on air

The director of a community radio station in the Brazilian city of Araçagi, Paraíba tried to stab the host of another radio station during a live broadcast on Nov. 5, reported the news site Focando a Notícia. Read more »


Death of TV cameraman in Brazilian slum rekindles debate over safety of journalists

The death of Brazilian TV cameraman Gelson Domingos, shot Nov. 6 while covering a police raid in a favela, or slum, outside Rio de Janeiro, has re-ignited concerns about the safety of journalists reporting in high-risk areas. Read more »


Honduran reporters threatened after accusing police of killing university students


Honduran journalists covering police and judicial issues publicly denounced the National Police for threatening and harassing them because of their investigations into the killing of two students from the National University of Honduras, according to IFEX and C-Libre. Read more »


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