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ISOJ: Websites of top 100 US newspapers are using more multimedia, interactive features

The top 100 newspapers in the US are increasing their use of interactive and multimedia features on their websites as new technologies and content management tools allow them to improve their digital presence. Read more »


New bill would decriminalize defamation in Jamaica

The Jamaican government will submit new defamation legislation designed to protect journalists in their work, reported the news website Caribbean360.  Information Minister Sandrea Falconer says the new law will remove the distinction between libel and slander, set up a single defamation cause, and abolish the criminal libel law, added the website. Read more »


FCC change may prevent Rupert Murdoch from buying LA Times

The recent resignation of Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), may put Rupert Murdoch’s attempt to buy the Los Angeles Times in jeopardy, according to a story published Monday, March 25 in the New York Times.  Genachowski had been seen as favorable to relaxing a rule that bans one company from owning TV stations and newspapers in the same market, added the Times.  News Corporation already owns KTTV and KCOP television stations in Los Angeles, according to FishbowlNY. Read more »


Legislators in Dominican Republic propose to remove prison terms for defamation in new Penal Code

The President of the Justice Commission of the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic, Demostenes Martínez, announced yesterday that prison sentences for defamation and slander have been removed from the Penal Code reform, currently being reviewed in the legislature, said news website dr1.

Martínez said he considered prison terms for the offenses unconstitutional, and said the new code recommends only fines for anyone convicted of either crime, according to dr1. Read more »


Haitian reporters accuse president’s security of attack

Two Haitian journalists said they were repeatedly beaten by Haitian President Michel Martelly’ssecurity agents when the president visited RFM radio’s headquarters on Tuesday, Feb. 12, reported news site Defend.HT.  Read more »


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