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Supreme Court in Colombia absolves journalist sentenced to prison for defamation

The Supreme Court in Colombia absolved journalist Luis Agustín González on Tuesday, who had been sentenced to prison for the crime of defamation.

Body of reporter found Oaxaca, Mexico with gunshot wounds, signs of beating

Mexican authorities confirmed that a body found in the state of Oaxaca on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, belonged to journalist Alberto López Bello.

New journalism association in Chile launches with workshop on digital tools and investigative techniques

More than 200 reporters, editors, students and journalism professors came together in Santiago, Chile on July 5 and 6 for the First International Workshop on Investigative Journalism Techniques, which served as the inaugural event for the new Chilean Journalists' Network.

In transnational journalism project, Costa Rican team visualizes links between thousands of offshore companies

When the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) got its hands on a leak with millions of documents containing details on hundreds of secret companies in tax havens, it put together one of the most impressive groups of reporters ever assembled to participate in what the organization is already calling “the most ambitious cross-border investigative project in history." More than 100 reporters in 58 countries participated in examining the documents and have already produced several articles on what t

Hacker takes over Venezuelan news site, warns government to not give asylum to Edward Snowden

Eduardo Ponte, El Nacional's interactive content and social media manager, said his tech support and programming team were unable to detect any intrusion to their servers or interruption to the site's service. 

Prisoner claims Peruvian photojournalist was killed for investigating ties between politician, drug trafficking

A prisoner in Peru recently said that the assassins of photographer Luis Choy confessed to him that the motive of the crime was Choy's investigation into the alleged connections between a politician and drug trafficking.

New Gabriel García Márquez award to recognize best of Ibero-American journalism

The Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism, FNPI, and the city of Medellín, Colombia have launched the new Gabriel García Márquez International Journalism Award.

Protests in Brazil heighten debate on quality of mass media's coverage

Amid the massive protests spreading throughout Brazil -- sparked by an increase in bus fares -- the mass media coverage also has become a target of criticism.

Coverage of young girl's killing in Argentina unleashes discussion about journalistic ethics

The killing of a 16 year old girl on June 10 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has captivated national attention for the last three weeks, as well as unfurling a media storm that has now turned into a topic of discussion. Critiques on the media immediately began following coverage of the case and reached their highest level with the publication in an Argentinean daily of several photos of the victim.

Social media users push back after Costa Rican president announces Facebook defamation lawsuit

Nearly two months after Costa Rica hosted the United Nations World Press Freedom Day, Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla announced that she would sue anyone who “defames” her on social media. The president’s lawsuit against a hotel owner who posted remarks about her on his personal Facebook page outraged social media users, who say it calls the country’s reputation for freedom of expression into question.