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Mexico's Televisa chooses to keep silent on politician’s disappearance

The country's biggest media outlet announced that it would not report on the disappearance of former presidential candidate Diego Fernández de Cevallos until the investigation has concluded, drawing criticism from media and security experts, CNN México reports. Read more »


Reuters invites journalists to apply for multimedia training in London

IJNet notes that journalists from the developing world have until July 15, 2010, to apply to the Thomson Reuters Foundation's five-day training course in London, Multimedia Web Tools for Journalists, taking place Sept. 6–10. Read more »


Magazine employees resist moving to site of World Trade Center

Condé Nast publications, whose magazines include The New Yorker, Wired, GQ, Vogue, and Glamour, has been negotiating to become the biggest tenant of the skyscraper scheduled to open at the site in lower Manhattan where the World Trade Center towers were destroyed in 2001. Read more »


Obama and Calderón urged to address crimes against journalists in Mexico

President Barack Obama is hosting his Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderón this week on an official state visit to Washington that includes talks on bilateral issues such as immigration and drug violence on the U.S.–Mexico border. Read more »


Obama orders State Department to monitor press freedom worldwide


President Barack Obama signed a law this week requiring the State Department to monitor press freedom in all countries and to identify those governments that commit violations, The New York Times reports. Read more »


Chávez says web sites to be investigated for currency speculation


As part of an offensive against the black market for dollars, President Hugo Chávez urged supporters to use Twitter to blow the whistle on currency speculators and warned that illegal trading sites could be shut down the Associated Press reports. Read more »


CNN reports on Mexican journalists in danger


In the first episode of a special series about violence against Mexican journalists in regions dominated by drug trafficking, CNN Mexico reports that 27 reporters have been threatened in Morelos state alone in central Mexico. Read more »


IAPA mission to evaluation press freedom in Peru


The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) reports that its delegation will discuss alleged irregularities in the sale of América TV, the cancellation of radio station La Voz de Bagua's broadcast license, and crimes against journalists during its May 20-21 visit. Read more »


Cuban court overturns blogger’s prison sentence

An appeals court ruled that blogger Dania García would have to pay a $14 fine instead of serving a 20 month prison term for a family dispute, The Associated Press reports. Read more »


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