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Police exposé linked to shooting attack on newspaper, Honduran editor says

Gunmen shot at the offices of the La Tribuna newspaper in Honduras early in the morning of Dec. 5, reported C-Libre. A security guard was injured in the attack but is in stable condition, according to Prensa Latina. Witnesses reported seeing men in a gray vehicle fire 10 shots into the newspaper offices, leaving bullet holes in the walls and shattering a glass door, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Read more »

Major League Baseball issues dress code for journalists

Major League Baseball has issued a dress code for journalists that goes into effect next season, making baseball the first professional sports league to establish written etiquette guidelines, reported the Associated Press (AP). Read more »

Brazilian soccer fans attack TV news vans

Brazilian soccer fans attacked news vans from TV Globo and Globosat on Dec. 4, near the Engenhão stadium in Rio de Janeiro, reported Uol. Read more »

Pro-Chávez unionists go after local radio host in Venezuela

Members of the Construction Union, a majority of which are affiliated with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's United Socialist Party of Venezuela, threatened and tried to censor journalists on Nov. 28, in the southeastern state of Barinas, reported the Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish). Read more »

NBC teams up with nonprofit news outlets for collaborative journalism

On Tuesday, Dec. 6, NBC announced that its local television stations will be partnering with nonprofit news outlets, reported The New York Times. NBC has teamed up with online sites, as well as print and radio outlets, in an effort to "cover more news and conduct more investigations without adding more staff directly," the NY Times said. Read more »

Guide asks Mexican journalists to remember suspects are "innocent until proven guilty"

Mexican journalist Marco Lara Klahr released the book "No More 'Payers': a Guide to Journalism on the Presumption of Innocence and Criminal Justice Reform" to encourage Mexican journalists to respect the presumption of innocence when writing about suspects of violent crimes. Read more »

Equipment seized from radio stations in Venezuela for not having appropriate broadcast licenses

The Venezuelan National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL) seized equipment from four radio stations in the northeastern state of Mongas for allegedly not having the appropriate license, reported the Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish) on Dec. 1. Read more »

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