Two daily newspapers in Mexico have created their own cable television news channels to compete against the limited coverage that Mexico's network duopoly provide the country on broadcast television. Starting on Sept. 2, Excélsior, the oldest paper in Mexico, will begin broadcasting a 24 hour news channel under its brand using its own reporters. Read more »
Awarding-winning journalists for Univision talk about challenges in investigating controversial "Fast and Furious"
Despite difficulties in obtaining public records and information from both the U.S. and Mexican governments, reporters with Univision’s investigative unit were able to uncover numerous unknown details about the controversial gun-smuggling scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious. Read more »
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 »
Two TV journalists in Peru revealed they were photographed and filmed on June 21 near the television station Canal 15 UCV Satelital in the northern city of Trujillo, according to a statement by the Press and Society Institute (IPYS). Read more »
Update 06/14/2013: Ecuador's National Assembly approved on Friday, June 14, the country's new Communications Law. The law, backed by President Rafael Correa, had 108 votes in favor, reported Spanish daily El Mundo. Read more »
Luiz Carlos Azenha, journalist for the Brazilian news network Rede Record and editor of the blog Viomundo, was ordered to pay nearly $15,000 in moral damages to TV Global's news and sports director, Ali Kamel, reported the website Consultor Jurídico.
Azenha accused Kamel of participating in an attempt by Globo to tamper with the results of a voter poll during the 2006 presidential elections, which was called a "defamatory campaign" against the news director. Read more »
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto presented on Monday, March 11 a proposal to reform the telecommunications law with the intention of putting an end to the open television duopoly and putting and broaden competition in the sector, according to the Associated Press. Read more »