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Mexican president proposes bill to open up competitiveness in radio and TV

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 »

Two news teams attacked in Venezuela while covering the death of Hugo Chávez

Video from NTN24 of the attack on RCN correspondent Carmen Rengifo during coverage of the death of Hugo Chávez.

Two news teams said they were attacked while covering the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. Read more »

Venezuela announces new communication and information system

Venezuela's Information Minister Ernesto Villegas announced on Wednesday, Feb. 20, the establishment of the new Bolivarian Communication and Information System, reported teleSUR. According to the minister, the new apparatus should generate content different from that found in a capitalist culture and strive for "true independence." Read more »

Obama's lack of newspaper interviews is a sign of the times, says Washington Post

The Washington Post reported on Saturday, Feb. 10, that President Obama might by the “least newspaper-friendly president in a generation.”  Read more »

Media critics call press coverage of tragic fire in Brazil sensationalist

height="230"Front page of the newspaper O Globo the day after the fire with a poem above the headline. However, the media was roundly criticized for sensationalizing its coverage. (Photo: reproduction).

Venezuelan State TV reporters beaten at opposition political rally

A group of reporters for the Venezuelan State television channel VTV were beaten during a meeting of the Democratic Unity Table (MUD in Spanish), a coalition of political parties opposed to President Hugo Chávez's administration, reported the Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish). Around 20 bodyguards for the mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezma, started attacking the reporters during the MUD president's speech. Read more »

Television crew threatened at gunpoint in El Salvador after leaving courtroom

Update, 01/24/2013:One of the individuals that allegedly threatened the journalists from Canal 12 has been arrested, said Reporters Without Borders. Marco Antonio Landaverde allegedly pointed his weapon at the Canal 12 news team. Read more »

Relaxation of media law could threaten media diversity in U.S., critics say

The Federal Communications Commission looks poised to revoke a 30-year-old rule banning cross-ownership of newspapers and broadcast stations, according to several sources. The proposed change to the 1975 ban would allow a company to own one newspaper, two television stations and up to eight radio stations in the same media market, according to Free Press. The change would only affect the top 20 largest markets, according to The New York TimesRead more »

Honduran president calls for plebiscite on media democratization

Honduran President Porfirio Lobo criticized media organizations for reporting on the roaring violence in the country, which includes the highest murder rate in the world at 92 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. "Can people in 'x' place have a television channel or a radio station where they can broadcast messages of peace and hope and violence prevention or do we have to swallow what the monopolies demand," said the president, according to El Heraldo. Read more »


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