Topic “covering corruption”
- Journalists working for a Latin American or Caribbean media company have until June 14 to submit investigative projects to the Latin American Investigative Journalism Prize awarded by Transparency International, the Press and Society Institute, and the Open Societies Foundation. Click here for details.
Duarte's "support" of journalists: In Mexico, questions over governor's freedom of expression award. By Daniela Pastrana
On April 2, the governor of the Mexican state of Veracruz, Javier Duarte, received an award from the Mexican Association of Newspaper Editors (AME in Spanish) for his role in "guaranteeing freedom of expression." Read more »
Mexican journalist lives in exile after denouncing corruption at Pemex: Interview with Ana Lilia Pérez
A Colombian journalist received a letter bomb on Thursday, March 7, reported the website Caracol Radio. Journalist Juan David Betancur found the explosive at his home in the city of Dabebia, Antioquia, added the website. Read more »
Leading up to the President’s Day holiday, President Barack Obama defended his administration’s claim to be the “most transparent administration in history,” according to TechPresident on Friday, Feb. 15. Read more »
Last week, confirmation hearings for President Obama’s pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, reopened debate over the media’s role in balancing national security concerns and freedom of expression. Read more »
A Costa Rican journalist avoided a libel lawsuit after retracting accusations she made against the brother of President Laura Chinchilla, Adrián Chinchilla, in an August 2012 article published in the newspaper La Nación. Read more »
U.S. sentences first CIA officer for media leaks; CPJ calls Obama to reset "legacy on whistleblowers"
John C. Kiriakou became the first Central Intelligence Agency officer sentenced to prison for leaking classified information to the media, reported The New York Times on Friday, Jan. 25. According to the Times, Kiriakou will serve 30 months in prison for releasing the name of an undercover CIA agent to a reporter and information about the intelligence agency’s use of waterboarding, a controversial interrogation technique. Read more »