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Venezuela and Colombia top list of Latin American newspapers with most Twitter followers


By Melinda Billingsley

The newspaper industry may be declining, but its number of Twitter followers is not. Among top newspapers in Latin America, Venezuelan and Colombian publications claim the most Twitter followers, according to our recent survey, which included a sample of leading newspapers across the region.  Read more »


NGO criticizes Twitter for "allowing censorship" of images, references to Ecuadorian president

Ecuadorian press freedom NGO Fundamedios sent a letter to Twitter criticizing the company for having complied to remove content depicting or referring to President Rafael Correa that the organization described as public information. Read more »


Facebook launches new service to publish newsworthy content from social media

With more than one billion people using its platform to share photos, videos and news updates, Facebook decided to aggregate newsworthy content and publish it in a new resource called FB Newswire, designed to help journalists and newsrooms find news on social media more easily, the company announced on April 24 in their Newsroom blog. Read more »


Journalism becoming more interactive and individual-centric, ISOJ research panel says

Journalism is changing quickly, but rather than looking at a general picture of this transformation, a group of scholars researched how this change happens differently to different places and organizations, presenting their results during the second day of the 15th International Symposium for Online Journalism. Read more »


Venezuelan president calls for Latin American summit of chavista Twitter users

During the second edition of his new radio and TV show “En Contacto con Maduro, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro proposed a conference of Twitter users from Latin America and the Caribbean in Caracas, state TV network Venezolana de Television (VTV) reported. Read more »


TIME's portrayal of Mexican president sparks controversy and Internet firestorm


Two months ago, the Mexican government purchased a 14-page advertorial that ran in TIME magazine. Now, President Peña Nieto will appear on the cover of TIME’s international edition released today, posing above the headline “Saving Mexico”— an editorial choice that has sparked controversy and accusations that TIME has essentially sold good publicity to the Mexican government.  Read more »


Under new ownership, Venezuelan TV station loses thousands of Twitter followers after firing journalist

Thousands of Venezuelans that used to support Globovisión, a television channel that before being sold a few weeks ago was known for its opposition to the Chavista governmentexpressed their resentment on Twitter and​ unfollowed the channel after journalist Francisco 'Kiko' Bautista was fired, reported newspaper El Universal. Read more »


Daily News Digest: Land restitution coverage in Colombia leads to threats against journalists

Land restitution coverage leads to threats in Colombia. “A shadowy group that claims to oppose land restitution efforts in Colombia has told eight journalists who cover the issue to leave the northern city of Valledupar or be killed, according to CPJ interviews and news reports.” Read more »


Daily News Digest: Registration is now open for the 8th Global Investigative Journalism Conference

Registration is now open for the Eighth Global Investigative Journalism Conference, which will take place from October 12 to 15 in Rio de Janeiro. Read more »


Daily News Digest: Story on Guatemalan massacre survivor wins award for excellence in trauma coverage

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma will honor today the winners of this year’s Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma. Among the winners are Mexico’s Fundación MEPI, This American Life and ProPublica, who received the award for their stories “Finding Oscar” and “What Happened at Dos Erres.” The multi plataform package tells the story of one of the only two known survivors of a 1982 massacre in a Guatemalan village. Read more »



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