U.S. repeals ban on broadcasting Voice of America, other government-funded news for American audiences
News programming produced by government-funded outlets such as Voice of America (VoA) and TV y Radio Martí will now be broadcasted to American audiences for the first time following the repeal of a law that had prohibited such content from being widely viewed within the United States. Read more »
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has accused transnational buissneses and the local government of attacking and harrassing community radio stations in Oaxaca, Mexico that are opposed to the building of a wind power station in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
On April 4, police officers arrested and attacked journalist Carlos Sánchez Martínez, with Radio Totopo. Sánchez is still being detained, according to the radio station. Read more »
On the morning of Friday, March 8, political journalist Rodrigo Neto was killed in Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, after having received several death threats, which, according to him, were connected to his reporting, reported the newspaper Vale do Aço. Read more »
Former Haitian President René Préval testified privately on Thursday, March 7, as part of an effort to re-open a criminal investigation into the killing of muckraking journalist Jean Dominique, reported the Associated Press. Ten years after his killing, the case remains unsolved. Read more »
The transmission center of a Peruvian radio station ceased broadcasting after a fire that caused approximately $5,800 in damages, said the news portal Ifex. This is the second attack in 15 days against the Paraíso de Olmos radio station, whose administrator linked the attack to the mayor of the town, located in the northern department of Lambayeque, added Ifex. Read more »
Argentine police are investigating the death of a sports reporter whose body was found in the Racing Club soccer team's swimming pool, a place where a fan club called the Imperial Guard is known to meet, reported the newspaper La Nación. Read more »