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Distributor of Mexican newspaper attacked and extorted

Mexican daily Reforma reported that a distributor of newspaper El Norte, belonging to the same editorial group, was physically attacked and threatened by armed men in the early morning of Oct. 1 in the metropolitan area of Monterrey, located in the northern state of Nuevo León.

Independent news sites in Latin America form new association

Ten investigative media platforms from Latin America combined forces to create ALiados, a network to strengthen mutual cooperation and find new ways to sustain independent journalism.

Majority of Brazilian media avoids discussing racism, study says

The majority of news outlets in Brazil stay away from the topic of racism, even though they regularly deal with the issue of racial inequality, according to a study conducted by the Institute of Socioeconomic Studies (Inesc) and Andi, a not-for-profit media watchdog.

Brazilian senate commission to debate amendments to right of reply law

After approving a right of reply law in March 2012, the Constitution and Justice Commission (CCJ) of the Brazilian Senate will debate the issue this Thursday, March 27, said the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (ABRAJI).

Mexican Congressmen approve telecom reforms: a summary

After 17 hours in session, the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico approved on Friday, March 22 a telecommunications reform law, one of the most hotly debated topics of recent weeks.

New wave of threats targets Venezuelan journalists, media workers

Several Venezuelan cartoonists, journalists, writers and artists have been the target of a series of threats through Twitter, telephone and text messages, according to news portal Noticias 24.

Cyber-attack left Knight Center’s websites down for two weeks

After a two-week hiatus following a massive cyber-attack, the websites of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the International Symposium for Online Journalism are now back online.

Brazilian legislature proposes plan to streamline removal of defamatory content online

Attempting to safeguard the public image of Brazilian federal deputies, the Chamber of Deputies’ attorney general, Cláudio Cajado, proposed a plan to Google that would  streamline the process to remove online content deemed offensive

Tow Center’s “Post Industrial Journalism” essay now available in Spanish

The Spanish publisher eCísero, specialized in releasing journalism publications for tablets an ebook readers, is now offering free downloads of the Spanish translation of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism‘s essay “Post Industrial Journalism: Adapting to the Present.”

Following in Chávez’s steps, Venezuela’s interim president takes to TV and Twitter

Venezuela’s interim president, Nicolás Maduro, launched the television program Diálogo Bolivariano (Bolivarian Dialogue) on Thursday, March 14, emulating the late Hugo Chávez’s famous Aló Presidente program, reported El Universal.