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Two newspapers in Mexico create cable news channels, will compete against country's TV duopoly


Two daily newspapers in Mexico have created their own cable television news channels to compete against the limited coverage that Mexico's network duopoly provide the country on broadcast television. Starting on Sept. 2, Excélsior, the oldest paper in Mexico, will begin broadcasting a 24 hour news channel under its brand using its own reporters. Read more »


Journalist released from prison in Mexico publishes book of interviews conducted while in maximum security jail


Without any proof or evidence, Mexican journalist Jesús Lemus Barajas was sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of drug trafficking, only to get his freedom back after serving three years in maximum security jail, according to Reporters Without Borders. Read more »


Oaxaca, the Mexican state with the most aggressions against female journalists, new report states


The Civic Association for Communication and Information for Women (CIMAC in Spanish) released a report yesterday on violence against female journalists in Mexico. The document details the types of offenders, forms of violence, age and marital status of almost 100 journalists who have been attacked or intimidated in the last decade. Read more »


New threats emerge against reporter in Oaxaca, Mexico


The Bartolomé Carrasco Briseño Regional Center for Human Rights, located in Mexico, denounced new threats against journalist Pedro Matías Arrazola, correspondent for Proceso magazine in the state of Oaxaca and anchor of an online news show. Read more »


Journalists and citizens denounce abuses of authority through cell phone cameras and social networking


Cellular phone cameras have become a powerful tool for journalists and citizens in reporting requests for bribes and other excessive uses of power. Read more »


Law in El Salvador considers jailtime for management of media outlets who refuse to publish responses verbatim


The Legislative Assembly in El Salvador approved a law that requires media outlets to publish letters of response verbatim of people who feel offended by any reported content, according the newspaper El Faro. 

In case of the media outlet refuses to publish the exact letter in a period of three days, the person can take the case to a justice of the peace, who can hand down a jail sentence of one to three years for that outlet's directors or representatives. Read more »


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