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Honduran government denies existence of attack group targeting journalists; death threats continue

Public Security Minister Óscar Alvarez rejected the claims made by Amnesty International and other non-governmental organizations that point to the existence of an organized group that seeks to silence the Honduran press, Spain's El Mundo reports, with information from news agencies. Read more »

Reporters who covered Vietnam War reunite in former Saigon

The group calling itself the “Old Hacks” reunited 30 members in Ho Chi Minh City to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, which marked the end of the Vietnam War. Participants recalled the dangers they faced—and the 79 colleagues who lost their lives—in a guerrilla war where they had unrestricted access to report, the Associated Press recalls. Read more »

Argentina's Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo accuse journalists in mock trial

The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, an association of women who lost their children during the dictatorship (1976-1983), held a mock trial for journalists and media that they believe were complicit with the military regime, the Buenos Aires Herald and Associated Pres Read more »

U.S. subpoenas NYT reporter over CIA book, critics call the act Bush-like

James Risen, a reporter for The New York Times, received a subpoena this week, obliging him to testify about his sources for the 2006 book, “State of War: The Secret History of the C.I.A. and the Bush Administration,” MediaBistro, The New York Times, and others report. Read more »

Two journalists rescued after disappearing in attack on aid convoy in Oaxaca, Mexico

Journalist Érika Ramírez and photographer David Cilia, both of Contralínea magazine, were rescued late Thursday, the Committee to Protect Journalists reports. Cilia suffered two gunshot wounds to the leg. Read more »

Journalists analyze digital journalism trends and challenges at 3rd Ibero-American Colloquium

Scholars, journalists and media executives from 12 countries shared experiences about online journalism that are particular to Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. The Third Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism took place in Austin on April 25, 2010.

The colloquium, organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, followed the 11th International Online Journalism Symposium, held April 23-24. Read more »

Int’l. Online Journalism Symposium unites journalists, scholars and media executives

Participants and speakers from more than 20 countries in the Americas, Europe and Africa took part in the 11th International Symposium on Online Journalism, co-sponsored by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.

The annual event has been organized since 1999 by Professor Rosental Calmon Alves, the Knight Chair in International Journalism and UNESCO Chair in Communication, with support from UT Austin’s College of Communication and School of Journalism. Read more »

Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho named "Press Freedom Hero"

The International Press Institute (IPI) named Lydia Cacho as an IPI “World Press Freedom Hero," to recognize her contributions to press freedom and investigative journalism in the defense of human rights. Read more »

Chilean filmmaker acquitted of extremism charges

Filmmaker Elena Varela, who has documented the lives of indigenous Mapuches for much of her career, was acquitted by three judges who found insufficient evidence to convict her of participating in two violent assaults, La Nación reports. Read more »

Creditors buy Philadelphia papers at auction

After almost 30 hours of negotiations, creditors of the bankrupt owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News beat a group led by billionaire Ronald Perelman to buy the publisher for $139 million, Bloomberg reports. The sale must still be approved by a federal bankruptcy court judge. Read more »


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