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Topic “Latin America”

AP appoints two new bureau chiefs in Latin America

The Associated Press news agency has named two new bureau chiefs for Latin America, the The Associated Press reported.

Katherine Corcoran will head the Mexico and Central America bureau.

Bradley Brooks will lead the Brazil bureau.

Corcoran, 51, started with the AP in 2008 as an editor on the Latin American desk. She previously had worked at the San Jose Mercury News, the Denver Post and the San Francisco Chronicle. Read more »

Press association warns of "anti-democratic" attitude of governments throughout the hemisphere

Alejandro Aguirre, president of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) said that in Latin America, democratically elected governments are falling to authoritarianism and increasingly restricting press freedom, reported Voice of America. Read more »

Journalists analyze digital journalism trends and challenges at 3rd Ibero-American Colloquium

Scholars, journalists and media executives from 12 countries shared experiences about online journalism that are particular to Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. The Third Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism took place in Austin on April 25, 2010.

The colloquium, organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, followed the 11th International Online Journalism Symposium, held April 23-24. Read more »

Social networking gains ground in Latin America

Access to Internet has grown considerably in Latin America, increasing the access to social networks. According to a report by David Cuen for BBC Mundo (Spanish), Latin American Internet users don't surf in isolation. At least 95 percent of them have an account on a social network. Read more »


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