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Argentine TV reporting team attacked, robbed

Several Argentine journalists were attacked and their equipment stolen, allegedly by the political group Tupac Amaru, founded by Argentine leader Milagro Sala, on Friday, Aug. 3, in the province of Jujuy, reported the newspaper El Litoral. Read more »

Honduran television reporter fears for life after identifying suspect who tried to kill him

Authorities in the city of Puerto de Cortés have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in the assassination attempt on a journalist in Honduras, reported the organization Committee for Free Expression in Honduras (C-Libre in Spanish) on Wednesday, July 18. Read more »

Court in Panama absolves three television journalists of defamation charges

Three Panamanian television journalists were absolved of defamation charges stemming from the broadcast of a video showing a police officer being bribed, reported the newspaper La Estrella on Tuesday, July 17. Read more »

Inmates fire at TV journalists reporting on prisons in Venezuela

A team of reporters from the Venezuelan TV channel Televen were attacked on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 10, as shots were fired from the roof of the National Prison of Maracaibo, better known as the Sabaneta prison, in the state of Zulia, reported the news site Noticias Al Día. The shots came from prisoners who were unhappy with the news information currently circulating in the country. Read more »

U.S. television newsrooms' staffing, profitability on rise, study shows

Even as print newsrooms in the United States are shrinking, employment in television newsrooms grew 4.3 percent in 2011 to its second-highest level ever, according to a new study from the Radio Television Digital News Association and Hofstra University. Read more »

Venezuelan TV station pays $5.6 million fine to avoid revocation of operating license

On Thursday, June 28, Venezuela's Supreme Court declared an "executive embargo" on the holdings of television station Globovisión until the station pays a $5.6 million fine for covering riots at the prison El Rodeo, which occurred at the end of 2011, reported El Nacional. Read more »

Attempts to censor public television in Paraguay prompt concern, protests against new government

On Wednesday, June 27, Reporters Without Borders expressed its concern over for freedom of information in Paraguay after the controversial impeachment and removal -- what some are calling a coup -- of President Fernando Lugo on June 22. Since then, the new government has attempted to censor the public television station TV Pública de Paraguay. The channel was launched as the country's first public TV station in May 2011. Read more »

In rush to be first, CNN, Fox News mistakenly report that U.S. Supreme Court struck down health care law

On a day when millions of Americans were awaiting news on how the U.S. Supreme Court would rule on President Barack Obama's sweeping health care reform -- the court's blog was anticipating so much traffic it had to undergo a series of upgrades -- both CNN and Fox News got it wrong. Read more »

Guatemalan TV reporter injured during student protest

A Guatemalan TV reporter was injured while covering the eviction of university student protesters, reported the news agency AFP. Read more »


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