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Chile's president sells TV channel to local investment firm

President Sebastián Piñera agreed to sell his TV channel Chilevisión to local private equity investors Linzor Capital for $130 million, Dow Jones reports, citing Chilean news reports. (See Spanish version of this post.) Read more »


Al Jazeera English on the air in Canada after four years

The 24-hour English-language news service based in the Middle East began broadcasting in Canada Tuesday (May 4) on three of the country’s largest cable companies, CBC reports. Read more »


Chile's new president faces pressure to sell TV channel

Only a month after taking office, President Sebastián Piñera faces growing criticism by opponents and allies for not having transferred his ownership of the channel Chilevisión to a nonprofit organization as he promised during his campaign, La Nación and EFE report. Read more »


Brazilian TV host threatens journalism student, on the air, for criticizing his work


José Carlos Stachowiak, host of a police program on cable TV in Ponta Grossa, Paraná, made grave threats on the air against a journalism student who wrote a blog post criticizing his work. See the video in this post Querido Leitor (Dear Reader), by local journalist Rosana Hermann. Read more »


Netizens call on CNN to apologize for sympathetic coverage of teenagers found guilty of rape

Around 200,000 netizens have signed an online petition calling CNN to apologize for its breaking news coverage this Sunday of the conclusion of a controversial rape trial in Steubenville, Ohio. The TV network's story has come under intense fire this week for focusing its attention and sympathies on the two teenage football stars who were found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl last summer, while omitting any mention of what the ruling meant for the victim. Read more »


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