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Brazilian reporter detained in Venezuela said he was treated as a criminal for doing his job

Journalist Leandro Stoliar of Rede Record, who was detained in Venezuela while reporting on allegations of corruption, said he was treated "as a prisoner, a criminal" during the 30 hours he was detained. Stoliar said the press is not free to work in the country, where "information is a crime." Read more »


Venezuela kicks CNN en Español out of the country three days after President Maduro said he wanted it to leave


By Paola Nalvarte, Teresa Mioli and Silvia Higuera

 

This story has been updated to include the Venezuelan government's plans to block CNN on the internet Read more »


In the era of short Tweets, Latin American media launch innovative digital projects for long-form journalism

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in early 2017 that he was considering reducing the time of basketball games given the increasingly short attention span of the public, especially the so-called “millenial.” Read more »


Courses on entrepreneurship and management arrive at Brazilian universities' journalism programs

Renowned university journalism programs across Brazil will open courses on entrepreneurship, management and business from now until 2018, and many have already included the content into their curricula. Read more »


In Dominican Republic, journalists are killed in radio booth during live broadcast

A radio announcer and the director of a radio station in the Dominican Republic were killed on the morning of Feb. 14 in the city of San Pedro de Macorís. According to EFE, an armed man entered the location and began firing several times. However, local media pointed out that there could have been two male attackers. Read more »


Brazilian judge censors O Globo and Folha for publishing first lady's conversations with blackmailer; entities protest

Update (Feb. 15): Judge Arnaldo Camanho de Assis, of the Federal District Court of Justice, suspended the censorship of Folha de S. Paulo's report on the blackmail carried out by a hacker against the first lady of Brazil, Marcela Temer. The decision came after Folha filed an appeal. Read more »


In a decisive year for peace in Colombia, the country’s press received more threats, pressure and censorship, says FLIP

Although figures on deadly violence against journalists in Colombia continue to decrease – for example, 2016 was the first year of the last seven in which there were no murders of journalists because of their work – the forms of censorship have “mutated” and are far from being overcome in Colombia. Read more »


Mexican governor says he will ask for law that would force journalists to reveal their sources

With the goal of preventing misinformation, Jaime Rodríguez Calderón, Mexican governor of the northern state of Nuevo León, said he would ask local lawmakers for a law that would force journalists to reveal their sources, according to Proceso. Read more »


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