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Colombia's ex-president calls Washington Post journalists "terrorist sympathizers"

The former Colombian president criticized Washington Post reporters who wrote an article implicating the U.S. government in abuses of power committed in Colombia, reported the newspaper El Colombiano. Read more »

Publisher, journalists sentenced to pay $170,000 for criticizing Brazilian judge

The Brazilian Superior Court of Justice sentenced J.L. Editora, publisher of the newspaper Folha do Espirito Santo, and journalists Jackson Rangel Vieira and Hinger Mansur to pay Judge Camilo José D'Ávila Couto for moral damages, announced the court's website. Read more »

Political reporter kidnapped in northwestern Mexico

A political reporter in northwestern Mexico was kidnapped after leaving his office Wednesday, Aug. 24, reported the BBC and the Sinaloa newspaper El Debate. Humberto Millán, announcer for Radio Fórmula and editor of the independent online newspaper A Discusión in Culiacán, was abducted by armed men in two trucks, a "hallmark" of organized crime, according to the Latin American Herald Tribune. Read more »

Brazilian Internet rights bill ready for Congress' review

The Brazilian minister of communications announced that Tuesday, Aug. 23, a bill defining Internet rights was ready and would be sent shortly to Congress for its review, reported the newspaper Folha de São Paulo. The bill has been under discussion for over a year. Read more »

Death threats force journalist to flee Colombia

Mary Luz Avendaño, correspondent for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador, fled the country after receiving death threats, reported the Foundation for Freedom of the Press (FLIP in Spanish). Read more »

Political pressure forces shutdown of website ranking state legislators' performance in Brazil

The “Diputadómetro,” an online ranking run by the Federation of Business Associations in Santa Catarina (Facisc in Portuguese ) evaluating the jobs of state legislators in Santa Catarina in southern Brazil, did not last more than a day. The online ranking was so controversial that it was suspended after legislators voiced their complaints, calling the site "unfair," reported the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. Read more »

Quebec pushing forward with controversial proposal to define "professional" journalists

In Canada, the Quebec government's proposal to create legislation that would define who is a professional journalist is first going to have to undergo public scrutiny, reported the National Post and Read more »

Brother of killed Honduran journalist threatened

Carlos Alberto Medina Polanco, brother of killed Honduran journalist Héctor Fransico Medina Polanco and himself a journalist, claimed he has been receiving death threats in San Pedro Sula, reported the organization C-Libre. Read more »

Apply now for online course “Math for Journalists” and don’t be afraid of numbers anymore

Numbers are our friends. That’s the mantra that Sandra Crucianelli is spreading with the Knight Center course, “Math for Journalists.” The course, which will run from September 12-October 16, 2011, is being offered in Spanish for the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »

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