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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 »

Government bullies investigative reporters, private broadcasters in Trinidad and Tobago, says IPI

The International Press Institute (IPI) decried government harassment of investigative reporters in Trinidad and Tobago and accused the islands' communications ministry of abusing a dormant broadcasting rule, reported the organization on Thursday, Oct. 4, and Friday, Oct. 5. Read more »

Newspaper becomes second in Brazil to end its print version in as many years

The newspaper Diário de Natal, which circulates in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, announced the end of its print edition on Tuesday, Oct. 2, reported the news website No Minuto. Read more »

Tico Times looks for new business models online after end of print edition (Interview)

The Tico Times building in San José, Costa Rica (Courtesy David Boddiger)

Tico Times editor David Boddiger could already see the writing on the wall by the time he joined the newspaper two years ago. Read more »

Washington Post journalist David Finkel awarded "genius grant" for his long-form reporting

Washington Post journalist and author David Finkel was named one of 23 MacArthur Fellows on Monday, Oct. 1, according to a press release from the foundation. As the recipient of the “genius grant" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Finkel will receive $500,000 without any conditions distributed over the next five years. Read more »

Closure of Chilean newspaper after 95 years leaves 117 without work

During a shareholders' meeting for the Chilean newspaper La Nación, government representatives, who control 69 percent of the company's shares, voted to close and liquidate the storied newspaper on Monday, Sept. 24, reported the EFE news agency. The decision puts an end to the 95-year-old newspaper and leaves 117 people without work. Read more »

Ecuador's president hints at lawsuit against newspaper that criticized his cousin

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa warned a newspaper that it "will have to answer to justice" after publishing an article, reported the non-governmental organization Fundamedios. Read more »

Press union in Paraguay repudiates threats from president's brother

The Paraguayan Journalists' Syndicate (SPP in Spanish) repudiated the intimidation and attack on two journalists by President Federico Franco and his brother, reported the website Crónica Viva. Read more »


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