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Brazilian television host fired over Facebook post complaining about late salaries

Brazilian television broadcaster Rede TV! broke its contract with journalist Rita Lisauskas on Jan. 5, 2012 for "revealing proprietary information about the channel," according to the column Zapping in the newspaper Folha de São Paulo. In December 2011, the anchor for the television news magazine "Rede TV! News" was suspended after she complained on her Facebook page about late salary payments at the broadcaster, reported the newspaper O Jornal. Read more »


Deadlines approaching for upcoming international journalism fellowships

Searching for ways to improve your journalism skills? Looking to get experience reporting abroad? The list of upcoming journalism fellowships for 2012 compiled by the International Center for Journalists might be exactly what you were looking for. Read more »


Learn about infographics and visualization of information with Knight Center course

Are you looking to have a better understanding of graphics and how to visualize information? The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has a course for you.

The course, “Introduction to Infographics and Visualization for Journalists,” will be taught in Spanish beginning Jan. 30 and ending March 11, 2012, through the distance learning platform of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »


Dominican Republic online newspaper suffers cyber attack


The Dominican online newspaper Diario Digital RD denounced a cyber attack against its Google and Twitter accounts, Facebook profile, and damage to its subscription database, reported the publication on its website. Read more »


Mexican and Ecuadorean journalists mark Journalists' Day with remembrance, protest


Journalists in Mexico and Ecuador had little to celebrate this year as they recognized Journalists' Day this week, according to the newspapers La Vanguardia and Hoy. Mexico, considered one of the world's most dangerous countries to practice journalism, remembered the seven journalists killed in 2011 on Jan. 4. Ecuador remembered a difficult year for freedom of expression on Jan. 5, following President Rafael Correa's aggressive stance against the media. Read more »


Concerned over potential threats to First Amendment, the Online News Association joins opposition to SOPA

The Online News Association (ONA) announced that it is joining mounting opposition to the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA), arguing that the bill "would inappropriately shut down websites, disrupt the free flow of legitimate information and limit Americans from fully exercising their First Amendment rights," not to mention put at risk the future of social media and user-generated content, ONA said in a letter from its president dated Thursday, Jan. 5. Read more »


U.S. news organizations launch NewsRight company to track unlicensed use of content in blogs, aggregator sites

Tired of bloggers and aggregators profiting from their work and investments, the Associated Press, The New York Times Co., the Washington Post Co., and 26 other U.S. news organizations have launched a company aimed at tracking the online, unauthorized use of copyrighted content, reported the Associated Press. Read more »


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