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Mayor in Honduras orders the closure of cable channel and impedes newspaper circulation


A mayor in Honduras ordered the closure of a television channel and interfered with the distribution of the newspaper El Heraldo, reported the publication.

Roosevelt Avilez, mayor of the city of Talanga, in the center of the country, was accused of buying up copies of the national newspaper El Heraldo that reported the closure of the cable television station Telecentro to keep them off newsstands on Oct. 16, and Oct. 17. Read more »


Press group demands protection for journalist threatened by local fisherman in Mexico


The House of Journalists' Rights requested the federal prosecutor protect a Mexican reporter receiving death threats in the southwestern state of Oaxaca, according to a press release from the organization. Read more »


Online advertisement sales in U.S. set to eclipse print ad revenue this year

For the first time ever, online advertising revenue is set to eclipse print ad sales in the United States by the end of 2012, Poynter reported on its website Thursday, Oct. 18. Climbing online ad sales will likely not lend a hand to struggling legacy media, however. Read more »


Colombian newspaper claims Attorney General tried to censor it

The newspaper El Espectador de Colombia claimed the Attorney General of Colombia threatened to censor it, the publication said in an editorial published Wednesday, Oct. 16, reported the Associated Press (AP). Read more »


Ecuadorian judge fines newspaper for publishing photos of children with Rafael Correa

An Ecuadorian newspaper was fined $500 for publishing photographs of underage children with President Rafael Correa, reported the Press and Society Institute (IPYS in Spanish). The judge for Children and Adolescents fined the director of the newspaper El Universo, Carlos Pérez Barriga, on Oct. 2, according to IPYS. Read more »


Journalists left beaten and bruised on the eve of municipal elections in Brazil

On the eve of municipal elections in Brazil, journalists suffered assaults in several cities across the country. The assaults shared a common thread of alleged illegal behavior by candidates and their supporters. Read more »


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