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Attempts to censor public television in Paraguay prompt concern, protests against new government

On Wednesday, June 27, Reporters Without Borders expressed its concern over for freedom of information in Paraguay after the controversial impeachment and removal -- what some are calling a coup -- of President Fernando Lugo on June 22. Since then, the new government has attempted to censor the public television station TV Pública de Paraguay. The channel was launched as the country's first public TV station in May 2011. Read more »

Award-winning journalist Hollman Morris speaks to the Knight Center about his decision to return to Colombia, despite the risk

Award-winning Colombian journalist Hollman Morris, a former Harvard University Nieman Fellow, has decided to return to his home country "despite having received several threats," he said in an interview with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »

Knight Foundation awards NPR $1.5 million grant for digital training

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced that it is giving NPR a $1.5 million grant to improve journalists' digital skills, including training in multimedia and social media, reported the Associated Press (AP). Read more »

Grant expands citizen journalism network as U.S. courts expand 1st Amendment protections for citizen journalists

In the latest instance of the media's effort to incorporate more citizens into the news process, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has announced a $4.1 million grant to American Public Media to fund expansion of its network of "citizen sources," reported the Associated Press (AP). Read more »

FCC report tackles media reform, but did it go far enough?

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the Information Needs of Communities study June 9, which highlighted the need to complement and fill gaps left by the online news era, CNN reports. Read more »

NPR's CEO forced out; federal funding in doubt

Raising questions about the future of federal funding for NPR, the national network's president and CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned in the wake of video footage of one of her fellow executives referring to the tea party movement as "seriously racist," reported the Associated Press. Read more »

NPR, PBS stand to lose federal funding under U.S. Republican budget proposal

If U.S. House Republicans get their way, NPR and the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) stand to lose their federal funding, according to ABC News. ABC explained that the proposed cuts are a way for Republicans to hamstring what they see as "liberal" programming. Read more »


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