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Environmental reporter’s firing sparks protests from colleagues in Brazil

Journalists from A Tarde, one of the most important newspapers in the northeastern state of Bahia, went on strike to protest the firing of reporter Aguirre Peixoto, UOL Notícias reports.

El Universal leads Mexican newspapers in Twitter followers

When it comes to Twitter followers of Mexican newspapers, El Universal is the top bird with nearly half a million followers. Coming in at a distant second and third are Milenio and Reforma, with 148,077 and 101,567 followers, respectively.

Top Brazilian dailies to charge for iPad editions

Folha de S. Paulo, O Estado de S. Paulo, and O Globo announced plans to start charging for their iPad apps, Macworld Brasil reports.

New Brazilian president’s column debuts in 170 newspapers

President Dilma Rousseff’s new column, “Conversation with the president,” debuted in 170 newspapers nationwide on Feb. 8. In her first article, she discussed support for families of Brazilian soldiers stationed in Haiti, privatizing mail services, and anti-hunger programs, Estado de S. Paulo explains.

Mexican journalist must wait until 2012 to have asylum case heard in U.S.

By mauradryan   Mexican journalist Emilio Gutierrez Soto, who crossed the U.S. border more than two years ago, fleeing from death threats, has been told he must wait another 15 months for his asylum case to be heard, the Associated Press reported Friday, Feb. 4. The hearing, scheduled for Friday, was delayed after Carlos Spector, […]

Brazilian news team back home after arrest in Egypt

Two Brazilian journalists who were arrested in Egypt last week were deported back to Brazil over the weekend, Agência Estado reports. Rádio Nacional’s Corban Costa and TV Brasil's Gilvan Rocha traveled to Egypt to cover the political crisis, but Agência Brasil reports that they didn’t manage to produce any stories due to harassment by the authorities.

Egyptian police harass, detain, and deport Brazilian journalists

Members of the Brazilian media who traveled to Egypt to cover the protests for and against President Hosni Mubarak have suffered various types of harassment at the hands of the police, including hotel room raids, equipment confiscation, and deportation.

Brazilian reporter indicted for alleged ties to drug gang

Journalist Maritânia Forlin has been formally indicted for her alleged role in trading police information for exclusives with drug traffickers, Terra reports. She was one of 25 individuals in Paraná state indicted for various crimes, including misrepresentation and criminal conspiracy, Gazeta do Povo explains.

Russia deports Brazilian for “illegal journalistic activity”

Freelance reporter Solly Boussidan, who was arrested Jan. 28 for allegedly working without proper accreditation, was deported Feb. 1, O Globo reports. He was sent to the nearby country of Abkhazia.

Brazilian journalist awaiting trial for alleged criminal ties plans book

After 20 days in prison, journalist Maritânia Forlin, suspected of working with drug dealers in Paraná state, was released by police pending her trial and announced that she would launch a book of memoirs to defend her image, Folha de S. Paulo reports.