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IAPA calls on Inter American Court to sentence Venezuela over TV network’s 2007 shutdown

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) called on the Inter American Court of Human Rights to sentence the Venezuelan government for having unlawfully shut down TV network RCTV in 2007. Read more »


Almost half of government institutions in Guatemala failed to present transparency reports, report says

Forty-six percent of Guatemala's government institutions bound under the country's Access to Public Information Law (LAIP in Spanish) did not present their annual reports on how they responded to public information requests received during 2013, news website Plaza Pública reported. Read more »


Renowned Colombian journalist María Teresa Ronderos to lead OSF's independent journalism program

Award-winning Colombian journalist María Teresa Ronderos will be the new director of Open Society Foundations' Program on Independent Journalism. Each year, the program channels millions of dollars to support independent journalism projects around the world. Read more »


Radio journalist shot and killed in Paraguay

Paraguayan journalist Fausto Gabriel Alcaraz was shot and killed on Friday May 16 in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, on the border with Brazil, several local media outlets reported. Read more »


Newspaper director charged under Argentina’s Anti Terrorism Law could face up to 12 years in prison

In a case that has generated alarm among local and international journalism organizations, an Argentine editor could face up to 12 years in prison after being charged under the country's Anti Terrorism Law for his coverage of a brutal police arrest and allegedly inciting to violence, newspaper Clarín reported. Read more »


New CNN initiative aims to turn Google Glass users into citizen journalists

In an early attempt to leverage what could become an important tool for citizen journalists around the world, CNN has launched a new initiative to recruit Google Glass users who want to share their stories, photos and videos. With the move the cable news network has become the first major media outlet in the United States to embrace the new wearable technology. Read more »


Former director of Guatemalan news site Plaza Pública gets ready to launch new publication (video)

After his rupture with the Guatemalan university that has housed for three years the innovative digital publication Plaza Pública, its founder, journalist Martín Rodríguez Pellecer, is getting ready to launch a new site this summer.   Read more »


Ecuadorian media abstains from republishing critical image of the president, illustrates climate of self-censorship

On World Press Freedom Day, celebrated last May 3, Ecuadorian media outlets abstained from republishing an illustration created by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) that criticizes President Rafael Correa for his government's pressures against the press. Read more »


"We define ourselves as 'platform-agnostic,'" says founder of Salvadorian news site El Faro (video)

This year El Salvador's acclaimed news website El Faro celebrates its 16th anniversary.

When it launched in 1998, the outlet broke new ground when it became the country's first independent digital-native news site. Nowadays El Faro is often cited as an example of excellence in Latin American online journalism for its high-impact investigations and constant experimentation with different formats to tell stories.  Read more »


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