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U.S. immigration judge denies asylum to Mexican journalist for a second time

A U.S. immigration judge has again denied asylum for a Mexican journalist who fled his country a decade ago out of fear for his life.

Judge Robert Hough denied the requests of Emilio Gutiérrez Soto and his son on Feb. 28, 2019. The journalist’s lawyer has since filed an appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Read more »


Salvadoran journalist receives two week stay of deportation from U.S., but lawyers say it is "only a temporary reprieve"

Updated (Nov. 15, 2018): Manuel Durán Ortega, a Salvadoran journalist from Memphis, Tennessee, received a two week stay of deportation while the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit considers his emergency motion for a stay, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) reported.

The SPLC, which represents Durán along with organization Latino Memphis, stressed it was "only a temporary reprieve." Read more »


Daily News Digest: Journalists in Vale do Aço, Brazil are "indignant, terrified" after the murder of two colleagues

  • Journalists in Vale do Aço, Brazil are indignant and terrified after the murder of two colleagues, with hints of police involvement, in a period of a few weeks. [CPJ]

Language Evolves: A timeline of how terms come and go from the AP Stylebook

The Associated Press’ decision to drop the term “illegal immigrant” last week made headlines and sparked debate on both sides of the political spectrum. Another style decision that turned heads? Dropping the hyphen from “e-mail.” “That caused quite a stir,” AP Deputy Standards Editor and AP Stylebook co-editor David Minthorn remembered wryly. Read more »


AP drops "illegal immigrant" from Stylebook

​The Associated Press reversed its defense of the term “illegal immigrant” and dropped it from the AP Stylebook, according to the wire service’s blog on Tuesday, April 2. 

AP Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll said on the blog: Read more »


Survey suggests generational divide over term “illegal immigrant” in newsrooms

This fall has seen a rekindling of the controversy over the continued use of the term “illegal immigrant” by some of the United States’ most prestigious news organizations. Both sides of the debate have hunkered down for a culture war but the dilemma may resolve itself as a younger, more diverse wave of journalists enters the newsroom, as a recent ABC/Univision survey suggested. Read more »


Cuba expels journalist for interviewing activist


Cuban authorities have given independent journalist Alexis Ferrer 72 hours to leave the island, reported the site Cuba Encuentro.

The blogger was arrested and interrogated after interviewing activist Eliécer Ávila for a documentary Ferrer was preparing for the site the journalist co-founded, La Cubanada. Read more »


Mexican immigration authorities raid newspaper searching for undocumented immigrants


Mexican immigration authorities raided the offices of a newspaper in the state of Chiapas, bordering Guatemala, searching for undocumented immigrants on Wednesday, April 25, reported the news agency Proceso. Read more »


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