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Newsprint shortage causes state of emergency for Venezuelan newspaper El Universal


Venezuelan newspaper El Universal declared itself in a state of emergency on Monday May 5 due to a lack of newsprint, saying their current inventory would allow them to publish for two more weeks at the most, according to a statement by the paper. El Universal will need to cut down its print edition to two sections of eight pages each, with the rest of the content published online. Read more »


Drone coverage of tornado prompts U.S. government investigation

Not long after a massive tornado ravaged Arkansas on Sunday, April 27, Little Rock-based photojournalist Brian Emfinger used a flying drone to record a bird’s-eye view of the damage dealt by the cyclone. A day later, the United States Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) confirmed they were investigating the use of drones by journalists during the disaster, which the website Mashable described as an attempt to regulate the new technology. Read more »


More than half of Bolivian journalists have suffered censorship and self-censorship


More than half of journalists in Bolivia said they have suffered censorship and/or self-censorship during their professional lives, according to a presentation by researcher Virginie Poyetton on April 16 on her new book “Journalistic censorship and self-censorship in Bolivia. A perspective from within the profession itself,” reported newspaper Opinión. Read more »


Mexican government admits "failure" of protection mechanism for journalists, promises restructuring


Mexico's Secretary of Interior Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong called the country's Mechanism to Protect Journalists a “failure” that will require restructuring to carry out its responsibilities as established by the law, Proceso magazine reported. Read more »


IAPA applauds governmental support for IACHR's Freedom of Expression Rapporteur


The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) applauded, in a recent press release, that the governments of the American continent supported the Inter-American Human Rights System during the Extraordinary General Assembly celebrated in Washington on Friday, March 22. Read more »


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