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Changes to radio and TV law to benefit indigenous stations in fact would favor Mexican television duopoly, group says

On Thursday, April 12, Mexican federal Congress members approved a series of changes to the current Federal Law of Radio and Television that would allow for indigenous communities to request permits to operate radio stations, according to the organization Cencos and the newspaper La Jornada. Read more »

Gawker's mole at Fox News outed, fired

Fed up with Fox News' "non sequitur, ad hominem attacks on the president; gleeful race baiting; a willful disregard for facts; and so on," an employee for the conservative network decided to go rogue and act as a "mole" inside Fox for the Gawker news site, according to Mediaite. Read more »

TV channel's mobile unit destroyed in Honduras

Two armed men trying to break into a Honduran TV channel's offices, destroyed one of the station's mobile units early in the morning of Wednesday, March 28, reported the organization C-Libre. Read more »

Brazilian police uncover plot to kidnap TV journalist

Through social networks, Brazilian military police discovered a plot to kidnap journalist José Luiz Datena, host of the television program "Urgent Brazil," on the night of Wednesday, March 28, according to a column written by journalist Flávio Ricco of UOL. Read more »

Grenade explodes in front of TV station in northern Mexico

A grenade exploded in front of the headquarters of a Mexican television station the night of Sunday, March 25, in the border city of Matamoros, causing material damages but no injuries, reported the newspaper El Universal. Read more »

No tweets, no cameras: U.S. Supreme Court's rules outdated for digital era, journalists say

With the U.S. Supreme Court considering arguments on the constitutionality of the health care reform law, journalists, politicians, and even ordinary Americans are questioning how such a historic case can be covered without iPads, cell phones, or even cameras, especially in a media ecosystem of 24-7 news. The Supreme Court, which "stubbornly sticks to traditions that predate the communications revolution," banned all electronic devices from the courtroom, specifying that only old-fashioned note-taking with a pen and paper would be allowed, according to The New York Times. Read more »

TV journalist attacked while covering traffic accident in Brazil

On the afternoon of Monday, March 12, a cameraman working for TV Record was attacked while covering a traffic accident in Campo Grande, capital of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, reported the news site MS Record. Read more »

Members of community council in Venezuela violently interrupt live broadcast of TV program

On Thursday, March, 15, a live interview conducted by Globovisión was violently interrupted by members of the community council of Isla de la Culebra, in the state of Carabobo, according to the National Union of Journalists of Caracas. Read more »

Caller threatens to kidnap Venezuelan journalist during live broadcast

On Thursday, March, 15, a Venezuelan journalist was publicly threatened with kidnapping while broadcasting live for a TV and radio station in Anzoátegui, reported the news site Noticiasdeaquí.net. Read more »


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