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Latin American journalists featured in International Day to End Impunity campaign

Several Latin American journalists are featured as part of the International Freedom of Expression Network’s (IFEX) International Day to End Impunity, a month-long campaign.

CPJ award honors Mauri König, Brazilian veteran reporter who exposed sex traffickers and child exploitation

Brazil’s veteran investigative reporter Mauri König was one of four journalists from around the globe to receive on Wednesday the Committee to Protect Journalists’ prestigious International Press Freedom Award for this year.

Brazil to open commission on press violations during the military dictatorship

The National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ in Portuguese) will launch a commission in January 2013 to investigate the persecution of the press during the military dictatorship in Brazil, reported the newspaper Folha de São Paulo.

Survey says Uruguayan journalists want a code of ethics

Close to 89 percent of Uruguayan journalists agreed to establish a code of ethics for their profession, according to a survey from the Uruguayan Press Association, the Center for Archives and Access to Information, and the Media and Society Group, reported the agency Pulsar.

Brazil creates forum to monitor judicial decisions on press freedom

The Brazilian government now has a commission to oversee court cases involving freedom of the press, the National Forum of Judicial Authority and Freedom, created on Tuesday, Nov. 13, by the National Judicial Council.

U.S. university reverses suspension of journalism student after public outcry

The State University of New York at Oswego drew criticism this week after it suspended – and later readmitted – a journalism undergrad student for misidentifying himself when contacting sources for a school assignment, Poynter reported.

Students protest Costa Rica's information crimes law

Students took to the streets in downtown San José, Costa Rica on Thursday Nov. 15, to protest the country’s recently enacted and much reviled information crimes law, reported the Tico Times website.

Journalists face death and impunity in provincial Mexico, says renowned writer Alma Guillermoprieto

In an essay published in the Nov. 22 edition of The New York Review of Books, celebrated journalist Alma Guillermoprieto mentions a press conference that took place a few years ago in the Mexican state of Durango summoned by the vicious drug trafficking organization Los Zetas.

Brazil's second largest daily and university partner up to launch online library on corruption

The Brazilian daily Estado de São Paulo and the University of São Paulo (USP) will launch in early November the "Corrupteca," a digital library of sorts that will aggregate news and academic articles on corruption, the newspaper informed.

Press union claims Venezuelan government pressures media to silence "dissident voices"

The National Union of Journalists (CNP in Spanish) said that media companies all over Venezuela have been pressured by the government to end programs critical of the State, retire the journalists that run them and adjust their editorial tone.