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Topic “firings and resignations”

Latin American science journalists more upbeat about their profession than those in the U.S. and Europe, report says

Science journalists in Latin America and elsewhere in the developing world have a more positive outlook on their profession than their peers in the West, according to a new report. Read more »


Reporter for Cape Cod Times fabricated sources for dozens of stories

The Cape Cod Times announced the latest fabrication scandal of 2012, this time involving a reporter who invented sources for dozens of stories, the newspaper said in a letter from the editor and publisher. The newspaper said that an audit of Karen Jeffrey’s work was unable to locate 69 people for 34 stories the reporter wrote for the publication since 1998. Read more »


FNPI moderates Twitter debate over the relationship between advertising and journalism

The dismissal of Colombian journalist Daniel Pardo from the online magazine Kien&Ke for publishing an opinion piece about the Canadian oil company Pacific Rubiales' influence on the country's media has generated controversy since it was first announced in October. Read more »


Press union claims Venezuelan government pressures media to silence "dissident voices"

The National Union of Journalists (CNP in Spanish) said that media companies all over Venezuela have been pressured by the government to end programs critical of the State, retire the journalists that run them and adjust their editorial tone, reported the newspaper El Nacional. Read more »


Minimum wage for Mexican journalists is $13 a day


Press workers in Mexico face poor wages, job insecurity and a high risk work environment. "The profession's standing has diminished because people know it's dangerous to be a journalist and, furthermore, it doesn't pay well," said Ariel Muñoz, president of the University of Morelia, in an interview with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »


Mexican reporter seeks asylum in France after threats and the killing of nine other journalists


Following threats against his life, another journalist from Veracruz, Mexico has decided to seek asylum abroad, reported the Foundation for Freedom of Expression. Andrés Timoteo Morales, reporter for the La Jornada newspaper and columnist for the newspaper Notiver in the city of Veracruz, is currently soliciting asylum in France, according to the newspaper Tabasco Hoy. Read more »


Closure of Chilean newspaper after 95 years leaves 117 without work

During a shareholders' meeting for the Chilean newspaper La Nación, government representatives, who control 69 percent of the company's shares, voted to close and liquidate the storied newspaper on Monday, Sept. 24, reported the EFE news agency. The decision puts an end to the 95-year-old newspaper and leaves 117 people without work. Read more »


Public media "purge" persists in Paraguay, says Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) released a statement on its website denouncing the "continuing purge" in Paraguay's public media outlets. The statement followed the announcement that the contract of Carlos Goncalves, director of "Redpública" on Radio Nacional Paraguay, would be terminated on Sept. 30. Read more »


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