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Radio director killed in Brazil

The director of a Brazilian radio station in in the city of Jaru, Rondônia, was shot and killed on Oct. 12. Another broadcaster was also injured during the attack.

The victim was Cláudio Moleiro de Souza, director of Jaru's Rádio Meridional, Reporters Without Borders informed. Radio host Alberto Dutra Duran also received non-life threatening injuries. Read more »

New book compiles independent journalists’ stories on life in Cuba

The Institute for War and Peace Reporting has published a new bilingual book compiling several reports from independent Cuban journalists on different social aspects of life in the island. "With Open Voices" gathers articles in Spanish and English on Cuba's isolated society, which continues to suffer from constant attacks against human rights. Read more »

Huffington Post to launch Brazil edition

The popular news and commentary website The Huffington Post will launch its own Brazilian edition in partnership with Brazil's Grupo Abril, Huffington Post Media Group announced. The release date hasn't been released yet. Read more »

Students attack Brazilian journalist photographing accident near school in São Paulo

Adílison Oliveira, a journalist at the municipality of Taboão da Serra in the state of São Paulo, was beaten by 10 young men after photographing an accident at a Brazilian state school. Read more »

Freedom of expression coalition criticizes proposed changes to Uruguay’s public information law

The Regional Alliance for Freedom of Expression and Information, a coalition of several organizations from 19 countries in Latin America and the U.S., wrote an open letter to senators and other Uruguayan officials expressing its concern over a series of proposed amendments to the country's Law on Public Access of Information. According to the group, the proposed changes are "regressive" in nature and could significantly limit citizens' access to government information.

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Brazilian Senate requests protection for journalist Glenn Greenwald as part of probe into U.S. spying

As Brazil begins its investigation into claims that the U.S. spied on the communications of President Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian lawmakers are seeking federal protection for journalist Glenn Greenwald and his partner David Miranda, reported. Legislators say Greenwald and Miranda need to be protected due to the importance of their testimony on the probe. Read more »

Journalists from Brazil, Colombia, U.S. among winners of 2013 Maria Moors Cabot Awards

Brazilian investigative reporter Mauro König, Colombian magazine Semana’s editor-in-chief Alejandro Rubino Santos and U.S. journalists Jon Lee Anderson and Donna DeCesare, both of whom have focused on covering Latin America for several decades, are the four journalists who will receive this year’s prestigious Maria Moors Cabot Prize. Read more »


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