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Peruvian journalist attacked by mayor, bodyguards


On Aug. 12, Peruvian journalist Pompillo Peña Ríos accused the mayor of Balsapuerto and his bodyguards of assaulting him in the province of Alto Amazonas, according to the Press and Society Institute. Read more »


Report strains relationship between Brazilian Soccer Confederation and Globo Group

Ricardo Teixeira, president of the Brazilian Soccer Confederation (CBF in Portuguese), has been the target of attacks in the press more than once. This time, however, the National Newspaper, Globo Group's most widely published newspaper, printed a report on Aug. 13 claiming Teixeira misused public funds, reported Terra. Read more »


Activists and journalists call for law to protect media workers in Mexico


Activists and leaders representing journalists' organizations have proposed a law to protect media workers in the state of Mexico, in the south central part of the country Mexico, reported the newspaper El Universal. Read more »


Venezuelan journalist accused of slandering legislator


Actor and Representative Pedro Lander of the Latin American Parliament in Venezuela accused Sara Carolina Díaz, a journalist for the El Universal newspaper, of slander before the Attorney General's office in Caracas, reported the Press and Society Institute. Read more »


Canada should allow social media to convey federal election results before polls close, says independent body

The independent body that oversees national elections in Canada has urged the federal government to reform a 73-year-old law that bans the transmission of news, opinions and results before polls close in the Western part of the nation, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reports. Read more »


Ecuadorian journalist accused of libel faces $10 million fine


Ecuadorian journalist Peter Tavra Franco now faces a new $10 million fine on top of his six-month prison sentence for libel, reported Fundamedios. Tavra was sentenced on July 19. Read more »


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