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U.S. Congress member introduces private bill for relief for Mexican journalist who was denied asylum

U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan, introduced a private bill in Congress to grant Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto an immigrant visa or permanent resident status after his asylum case was denied in February. Read more »


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 »


Journalist who fled El Salvador is temporarily safe from deportation from the U.S., but remains in ICE detention

A Salvadoran journalist who has been in detention in the U.S. for almost eight months received a temporary stay of removal while an Atlanta court considers his appeal. 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 »


Pre-ISOJ seminar tackles issues facing journalists reporting on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border

Journalists from both sides of the border tackled modernization, fake news and corruption during the Bridging the Border seminar the day before the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Thursday, April 20. Read more »


Fear of violence, lack of training, trauma fuel self-censorship in northern Mexico, study found


Northern Mexico has fallen into a state of fear creating a silenced media that is less willing to report crime and take on investigative pieces, according a recent University of Arizona study. Read more »


U.S. blogger, only journalist in prison in the Americas, sentenced to 90 days in prison


Alabama journalist Roger Shuler, founder of the blog Legal Schnauzer, was sentenced last week to 90 days for resisting arrest last October. Shuler is in jail without bond for contempt. His imprisonment makes him the only journalist behind bars in the Western hemisphere. Read more »


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 »


Expect more stories on the NSA's spying program, Glenn Greenwald says


According to journalist Glenn Greenwald, with the British daily The Guardian, the most important documents obtained by former National Security Agency consultant Edward Snowden had not been released yet. His comments were made during an Oct. 14 debate at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference. Greenwald also noted that the documents have been distributed among several persons in different parts of the world as a way to protect them. Read more »


Mexico, El Salvador, Antigua ranked higher in right to information laws than U.S. and Canada

Mexico, El Salvador and Antigua are ranked higher than Canada, the United States, United Kingdom and Australia on a global ranking of right to information laws, according to the annual ratings prepared by Access Info Europe (AIE) and Halifax-based Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD). Read more »


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