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Two former policemen sentenced to 25 years in prison for 2015 murder of Mexican journalist Moisés Sánchez

Two former policemen found guilty of the 2015 murder of Veracruz journalist and activist Moisés Sánchez Cerezo were sentenced to 25 years in prison and the payment of about $18,000 in civil reparations, according to Animal Político. Read more »


Two detained in case of Haitian photojournalist who went missing in mid-March

Update (April 4): Haitian National Police (PNH, for its initials in French) said on April 4 that it has detained two people allegedly related to the disappearance of photojournalist Vladjimir Legagneur who was last seen on March 14.

According to Jamaican newspaper The Gleaner, Frantz Lerebours, spokesman for the PNH, said the two suspects had the photojournalist's cell phone. Read more »


Judicial case against three independent Cuban journalists has been provisionally archived

Cuban authorities provisionally shelved the case for the crime of "encroachment of legal capacity" against three journalists from the independent journalism site La Hora de Cuba, Henry Constantín Ferreiro, director of said media, reported on Facebook. Read more »


Paraguayan journalist asked to reveal her sources in case about audio that reveal alleged government corruption

For four hours, Paraguayan investigative journalist Mabel Rehnfeldt was questioned at the Prosecutor's Office, where she was summoned as a witness on March 22, in Asunción. Rehnfeldt attended the judicial process about filtered audios that she published on her radio program between November and December 2017 on ABC Cardinal radio. Read more »


Animal Político shakes the Mexican political class with innovations in content, presentation and collaborative projects

In Mexico it is common to hear the phrase "a little bird told me" when someone shares information whose source you can not (or do not want) to reveal. Read more »


Ecuadoran government confirms abduction of three journalists near Colombian border

*This story has been updated.

A team of three journalists from Ecuadoran newspaper El Comercio were abducted on March 26 in northern Ecuador in Mataje in the province of Esmeraldas near the country’s border with Colombia. Read more »


ISOJ panel to discuss revenue diversification through e-commerce, events, membership and more

How to diversify revenue streams has long been a hot topic in the news industry, points out Janine Warner, co-founder and executive director of SembraMedia, and chair of a Friday panel on the subject at the 19th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


Register for Post-ISOJ Tiny Texas Podcast Festival to learn from state’s audio storytellers


By Kelsey Whipple

Addicted to podcasts? Ever considered starting your own? We’ve got podcast recommendations — as well as tips and insights from some of Texas’ leading podcast experts. Read more »


United Nations announces award in honor of slain Mexican journalists Javier Valdez and Miroslava Breach

Just one year after Miroslava Breach was killed in Chihuahua, the United Nations Office in Mexico announced a press freedom award to honor the journalist and her colleague Javier Valdez, both murdered in 2017. Read more »


Threatened reporter murdered in Veracruz is third journalist killed in Mexico this year

Journalist Leobardo Vázquez Atzin, 42, was killed in the settlement of El Renacimiento in the city of Gutiérrez Zamora, Veracruz on March 21. Read more »


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