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Topic “foreign correspondents and coverage”

Venezuelan authorities detained U.S. correspondent for almost 48 hours

U.S. journalist Jim Wyss recounted his detainment for almost 48 hours by the Venezuelan authorities in an article published on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Wyss, who is the chief correspondent for the The Miami Herald's Andean Region bureau, returned to the United States on Sunday, Nov. 10 after being released the day before, reported news agency EFE.  Read more »


Haiti correspondent details aid-money corruption, media clichés in new book on earthquake coverage


By Nathan Frandino*
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010 nearly killed then-Associated Press correspondent Jonathan Katz. He was on the second floor of his home and bureau when the walls and floors buckled, collapsing under him. Read more »


Gruesome Tijuana, Mexico find underscores need to humanize stories, border reporter says


View of Ejido Maclovio Rojas, in Tijuana, Mexico, where dozens of dissolved human remains were found last month. Photo: Erin Siegal.

By Nathan Frandino*

WASHINGTON D.C. – Decapitated bodies. Mass graves. Public executions. Read more »


Local means international, says Houston Chron’s correspondent after closing of Mexico bureau

After reporting for the Houston Chronicle for over 20 years in Mexico and around the world, former Mexico City bureau chief and reporter Dudley Althaus ended his career with the newspaper last month when the Chronicle decided to shutter the bureau. After the announcement, former New York Times Mexico City bureau chief Marc Lacey called it the “end of an era.” Read more »


Chile denies passport to journalist for "opinion crimes" committed more than 60 years ago

The Chilean government denied a passport to a journalist for the second time because of "opinion crimes" committed 61 years ago, during the administration of President Gabriel González Videla, reported the Latin American Federation of Journalists (FELAP in Spanish). Read more »


Honduran soldiers threaten foreign correspondents covering land conflicts


An Italian journalist criticized Honduran soldiers for intimidating and threatening foreign press members who were covering the International Gathering for Human Rights, held in the Lower Aguán, a valley in northern Honduras where farm workers seeking to reclaim their lands have suffered repression and abuse, reported the organization C-Libre. Read more »



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