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Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Chamorro goes into exile in Costa Rica as repression of the press grows in his country

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, one of the most important journalists in Nicaragua, and founder and editor of the magazine Confidencial, decided to go into exile in Costa Rica as repression of the independent press grows in his country, as he announced on Jan. 20. Read more »


Attacks against journalists in Brazil increase over last year, according to Fenaj

The cases of aggression against journalists in Brazil grew 36.7 percent between 2017 and 2018, according to a recent report from the National Federation of Journalists (Fenaj). There were 135 incidents of violence with 227 victims, according to the organization. Read more »


First journalist killed in Mexico in 2019 reported threats to his life and was under federal protection

A journalist who denounced receiving threats was found dead in Baja California Sur after having been reported as disappeared earlier in the day. Read more »


Photojournalist is hit by rubber bullet during protest coverage in São Paulo

Brazilian photojournalist Daniel Arroyo was hit by a rubber bullet fired by a military police officer (PM, for its initials in Portuguese) on Jan. 16. He was covering a protest against the fare increase for public transportation in São Paulo when he was injured in the right knee. Read more »


Widow and daughter of murdered Nicaraguan journalist receive political asylum in the U.S.

The widow and daughter of journalist Ángel Gahona, who was killed last year while covering protests in Nicaragua, Read more »


How to Use Your Phone to Produce Great Videos & Build a Social Audience: Sign up for MOOC on mobile journalism

When Yusuf Omar spoke to a crowd of media executives, academics and journalists last April in Austin, he told them “Our future is in our ability to curate and aggregate and listen to the voices of mobile storytellers around the world.” Read more »


Nicaraguan newspapers change format due to lack of printing supplies that are stuck in customs

Nicaragua’s oldest newspaper reports it is having to change format due to withholding of ink, paper and other printing supplies by the General Directorate of Customs, according to news agency EFE. Read more »


Honduran journalist convicted in 2016 could go to prison after confirmation of sentence

On Jan. 11, the Honduran Supreme Court confirmed the sentence of a journalist who received 10 years in prison in 2016 for crimes of injuria and defamation.


Former Brazilian mayor starts serving sentence 14 years after murder of Paraguayan radio journalist

Almost 15 years after ordering the murder of Paraguayan radio host Samuel Romã, former Brazilian mayor Eurico Mariano will begin serving his 17-year prison sentence. Read more »


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