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Google launches Media Tools website in Spanish


Google has launched a Spanish version of its Media Tools website, which gathers all its digital tools with journalistic applications in a single place. 

The new site comes after Google launched Media Tools in English last year. Click here to visit the English site.  Read more »


YouTube, Vimeo remove documentary on Rafael Correa for alleged copyright infringement

The obstacles keep coming for the distribution of Colombian-American Santiago Villa's documentary on President Rafael Correa. According to the Ecuadorian NGO Fundamedios, YouTube and Vimeo took down the video after the company Ares Rights brought a lawsuit for copyright infringement.   Read more »


YouTube expands role as news source with Election Hub channel

In its growing role as a news provider, YouTube on Wednesday, Aug. 22, announced the launch of YouTube Election Hub, a channel dedicated to covering politics through the U.S. election. Read more »


YouTube's online coverage of Olympics portends new style of live news coverage

YouTube’s partnership with NBC to provide live-streaming video from the 2012 Olympics marks the latest phase in the video-sharing company’s development as a platform for visual journalism, according to Mashable. YouTube streamed the games online on behalf of the International Olympic Committee to 64 countries across Africa and Asia, reported GigaOM. Read more »


YouTube emerges as major news source, Pew study shows

YouTube has turned into an important source for viewing news, creating a "new kind of visual journalism," according to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, released Monday, July 16. Read more »


Threatened after posting video on YouTube, Colombian journalist flees

A Colombian activist and journalist who received death threats after uploading a video to YouTube showing police violence has decided to flee from his native city of Huila, Colombia, reported the Press Freedom Foundation (FLIP in Spanish). Read more »


Both Reuters, Huffington Post announce web TV projects

Taking advantage of YouTube's massive audience -- the online site streams 4 billion videos a day and one hour of video is uploaded every second -- the Reuters news agency has announced the launch of Reuters TV, which will offer 10 different shows on the Reuters YouTube channel, according to Mashable. Read more »


Canada should allow social media to convey federal election results before polls close, says independent body

The independent body that oversees national elections in Canada has urged the federal government to reform a 73-year-old law that bans the transmission of news, opinions and results before polls close in the Western part of the nation, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reports. Read more »


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