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Chilean journalist charged with covering up human rights abuses in 1975

Charges were filed against a journalist in Chile for covering up human rights abuses in 1975, reported Emol. The journalist and ex-editor in chief for National Television of Chile, Carlos Araya Silva, was freed on bail after paying approximately $400, reported the radio station Cooperativa.

Peruvian journalist threatened, told to stop investigating local mayor

A Peruvian journalist received a death threat and was told to stop investigating Corina de la Cruz, the mayor of Tocache in the region of San Martín, according to the news agency Inforegion.

Chilean court sentences police officer to 1.5 years in jail for attacking photojournalist

A Chilean military court sentenced a police officer to 541 days in prison for attacking a photojournalist for the EFE news agency who was covering a protest in the coastal city of Valparaíso, on May 21, 2008, reported the newspaper La Nación.

Journalism groups use gruesome anniversary to criticize controversial Peruvian press bill

On the 29th anniversary of the killing of eight journalists in the community of Uchuraccay, Peru, the National Association of Journalists of Peru (ANP in Spanish) criticized a bill known as the "Mordaza Law," which they consider a restriction of press freedom in the Andean country.

Reporter for official Cuban newspaper faces 10-year prison sentence on corruption charge

Jailed Cuban journalist José Antonio Torres is facing 10 years in prison for corruption charges, according to the website Observatorio Crítico Desde Cuba.

RSF calls prison sentence for libel against Dominican Republic reporter "dangerous" and "disproportionate"

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) called a Dominican Republic journalist's six-month prison sentence for slander and libel dangerous and disproportionate.

International report criticizes Ecuador's deteriorating state of press freedom

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) published a report criticizing the Ecuadoran government for measures taken against freedom of the press and expression.

Chilean government puts a stop to bill that would have allowed warrantless access to media archives

The Chilean government announced that it will withdraw the "Hinzpeter Bill," a proposal that would have permitted authorities to demand media companies turn over their archives to the police without a warrant, reported ANSA.

Spark Camp draws digital problem solvers to UT Austin's School of Journalism

Amy Webb didn’t have to look far for an example of how Spark Camp, an "un-conference" she helps organize, pulls disparate people together for an informal exchange of ideas and problem solving. Co-hosted by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americasand the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, Spark Camp attracted an impressive variety of talented people to spend three days in January — in Austin — to ruminate on the crossroads of data and online journalism.

Argentine reporter detained, beaten after recording violent arrest

An Argentine journalist was unlawfully detained after filming a violent police confrontation, reported the Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA in Spanish). Along with being detained for nine hours, the journalist claims police forced him to erase the recording.