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Argentina's Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo to demonstrate against journalists who complied with dictatorship


The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, an association of women whose children disappeared during the dictatorship (1976-1983), have organized a demonstration April 29 to give an "ethical and political judgement of those journalists complicit" with the military regime. Read more »


Journalist who blogs from Ciudad Juárez wins prestigious Spanish prize

Spanish journalist Judith Torrea has spent 12 years working as an independent journalist. Last year she created the blog “Ciudad Juárez, en la sombra del narcotráfico” (Ciudad Juárez, in the shadow of narcotrafficking), where she reports on the crimes of drug mafias, stories that traditional media aren't always able to report. Read more »


Science reporting workshop offers scholarships to journalists in the Americas

Journalists from throughout the hemisphere who cover science and the environment have until May 14 to enter the selection process for the Ealy fellowship, which will finance the participation in the Jack F. Ealy Workshop on Science and Journalism, in La Jolla, Calif., July 12-16, 2010, IJNet reports (Spanish). Read more »


Ecuador's government to sell TV channels seized in 2008

While Chile's president is pressured to sell his stake in a TV channel, Ecuador's Rafael Correa administration ordered the sale of parcels of shares in two TV stations that were seized by the state almost two years ago, El Universo reports. Read more »


Former Televisa reporter killed in northern Mexico

María Isabella Cordero, former anchor of the morning news on Televisa, was shot to death Friday night in the city of Chihuahua, while leaving a restaurant parking lot, La Jornada and El Diario report. A friend who was in the car with her was also killed. Read more »


War reporter embedded with U.S. troops faces hard questions about his role

In a first-person report, Associated Press reporter Christopher Torchia describes the difficulties of maintaining a “professional distance” while embedded for four weeks with a U.S. military unit in Afghanistan that is engaged in firefights with the Taliban. Read more »


Reed business publisher closes 23 U.S. trade magazines

About nine months after putting its U.S. titles up for sale, the London-based global publisher Reed Elsevier says it will close the 23 specialized magazines it has been unable to sell or doesn’t plan to keep, Folio and FishbowlNY report. Read more »


Investigative reporting workshop set for Guatemala May 6-7

The Center for Latin American Journalism (CELAP) will hold the workshop “New techniques to investigate corruption” on May 6–7, 2010, in Antigua, Guatemala.

The instructor is renown Argentine journalist Daniel Santoro, who has conducted numerous investigations into government corruption, national security, and international drug trafficking. Read more »


Argentines march to apply stalled media law

Representatives of social movements and political and human rights organizations protested in Buenos Aires this week in defense of the broadcast reform law that was passed last October but suspended due to a court ruling in March, La Nación and EFE reported. Read more »


Washington Post offers fellowships for Latin American and Caribbean journalists

The Washington Post and the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., invite journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean to apply for a fellowship that will allow them to spend three weeks in Washington reporting on issues of importance to their home countries. Five journalists from the region will be accepted, and applications must be received by May 28, 2010. Read more »


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