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Topic “media regulation”

Brazilian Senate approves bill that would require journalists to have a degree in journalism

After arguments from the National Federation of Journalists (Fenaj in Portuguese) and similar journalist groups, senators approved a bill to amend the Constitution that requires practicing journalists to have an advanced degree on Nov. 30, reported G1. There were 65 votes in favor; seven against. Read more »


Journalists criticize press restrictions on Bolivia's first judicial elections


Bolivia’s National Association of the Press denounced restrictions from a new campaign rule, saying the regulation impeded journalists’ ability to effectively cover the Andean country’s first judicial elections held Oct. 16, reported IFEX. Read more »


Peruvian radio station loses its license after host allegedly incited public to kill tourists


Peruvian authorities revoked the broadcasting license of Radio Líder after a radio host incited the public to kill foreign tourists, according to the Gaceta Ucayalina. Read more »


7 radio broadcasters in Ecuador face sanctions for airing freedom of expression debate


The Ecuadorean Telecommunications Superintendency (Supertel) announced that it would seek to punish seven radio broadcasters for a simultaneous broadcast of a debate on freedom of expression without first notifying the authorities, reported Fundamedios. Read more »


Quebec pushing forward with controversial proposal to define "professional" journalists

In Canada, the Quebec government's proposal to create legislation that would define who is a professional journalist is first going to have to undergo public scrutiny, reported the National Post and TheSuburban.com. Read more »


Proposed cyber crime law would limit freedom, privacy of Internet users in Brazil

The proposed law 84/99, which the Brazilian legislature is treating as urgent, would significantly limit the freedom of Internet users and threaten their privacy, warned the Brazilian Institute for Consumer Defense. Read more »


Phone hacking scandal highlights debate on media concentration in the U.S.

The hacking scandal at CEO Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., the world’s second largest media conglomerate, continues to be the big journalism story of the month. Read more »



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