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TV Globo photographer shot to death in Rio


TV Globo photographer Márcio Alexandre de Souza, 36 years old, was shot and killed Sunday morning, June 20, in São Cristóvão, in the northern zone of Rio de Janeiro, reported the newspaper O Globo.

The shots were fired by people from inside of a car. Souza, who worked on the channel's soap operas, had gone to that zone to take one of his children to a soccer game. Read more »


Journalists in the crosshairs of Paraguayan People's Army


Police identified the name of at least one journalist in the agendas and papers found in the search operations against an armed group, the Paraguayan People's Army (EPP) in Concepción, in the north of the country, according to La Nación. Read more »


Two former TV executives flee justice in Peru (Commentary by Paul Alonso)


José Enrique Crousillat and Genaro Delgado Parker, who were two of the most powerful men in Peruvian TV, are now fugitives from justice. Crousillat shamelessly sold the editorial line of América TV (Channel 4) to the mafia of then-President Alberto Fujimori and his intelligence chief Vladimiro Montesinos; Delgado Parker dodged his continuing debts to his employees, drove Panamericana TV (Channel 5) into failure, and allegedly stole some of its trucks. Now, they’ve both escaped. Read more »


Lawmakers look to toughen Ecuador's media bill

There are several new updates in the political process surrounding Ecuador’s polemic Communications Law:

The deadline for a final version of the bill has been extended to July 2nd, giving legislators 12 days to add or remove provisions, Hoy reports. Read more »


Brazilian soccer coach insults television reporter

The coach for Brazil's soccer team, Carlos Dunga, is taking heat for insulting a reporter from the Brazilian television network Globo, and swearing at a French referee, after the FIFA World Cup game against the Ivory Coast on Sunday. Read more »


Peruvian court overturns journalist’s defamation conviction

Segundo Carrascal Carrasco, editor of the weekly Nor Oriente, was released by the Supreme Court of Lima, after spending more than five months in prison for defamation, Crónica Viva reports. Read more »


National Press Association condemns aggression against journalists covering politics

Bolivia's National Association of the Press (ANP) has condemned the aggression against journalists and the obstacles they face in covering politics, after a journalist and two videographers were attacked by a rock-throwing crowd of sympathizers of Sucre's Mayor-elect Jaime Barrón, reports Los Tiempos.

The journalists, who weren't hurt, work for the government-run Channel 7. Read more »


Dominican television journalist shot at after finishing taping show

Dominican journalist Ramón Ramírez (Tito) was shot at five times Saturday night just minutes after he finished taping his television program, “Contenido Semanal,” according to El Nuevo Diario. Read more »


Online news outlet moves "backward" as it begins publishing print version

The online, non-profit news outlet San Francisco Public Press is going against the grain, moving to start publishing a print edition when so many print media are moving entirely online, according to the San Francisco Chronicle .

The $2, 28-page edition debuts June 22. Read more »


Media experimenting with new ways of doing investigative journalism

In an effort to continue investigative journalism when faced with shrinking budgets and fewer staffers, more and more newspapers and television news stations are collaborating with competing media, and running content created by not-for-profit journalism organizations, according to the Washington Post. Read more »


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