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Pro-Chavez hackers steal Twitter passwords from Venezuelan journalists

Journalists critical of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez were among the victims of an online attack by pro-Chávez hackers. Hackers interfered with at least a dozen Twitter and e-mail accounts of oppositionists, reported EFE.

Brazilian judge sentences newspaper to pay damages to ex-government official

The newspaper O Estado de Mato Grosso do Sul was ordered by the Brazilian state's court to pay damages to Luiz Carlos Bonelli, ex-superintendent of the National Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform.

Keynote Sandy Close criticizes “communication apartheid” between ethnic and mainstream media

“The immigrant is the prophet of the future, it is who we are becoming,” said Sandy Close in her keynote speech at the 9th Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Panel on Caribbean migration opens 2nd day of Austin Forum

Day two of the 9th Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas started Saturday morning with a panel on Caribbean migration.

Austin Forum keynote urges journalists to move beyond official sources to improve immigration coverage

"You can't imagine El Salvador without immigrants," said José Luis Benítez, keynote speaker for the 9th Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas.

Journalist attacked by Brazilian governor's bodyguards

The journalist Silene Borges, host and director of TV Líder, accused the bodyguards of Siqueira Campos, governor of Tocantins, Brazil, of attacking her while visiting the city of Araguaína on Sept. 6, reported Portal O Norte.

Venezuela wants to increase access to Internet, not limit it, minister says

Venezuela's minister of Information and Communications, Andrés Izarra, announced that President Hugo Chávez's government wants to increase the population's access to the Internet, not limit it.

Brazilian version of the Huffington Post to launch in November, editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington says

After launching versions in Canada and the United Kingdom, in November The Huffington Post will release a Brazilian edition of the site.

Death of reporting team in plane crash shocks Chile

Five officials from Televisión Nacional de Chile (TVN) died Friday, Sept. 2, in an accident involving a Chilean Air Force plane in the Juan Fernández archipelago, approximately 420 miles from Santiago, reported BBC Mundo.

Court forbids Brazilian media group from identifying councilman involved in public funds scandal

A court in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul has prohibited media outlets from the company Grupo RBS from publishing the name or image of a councilman, Adenir Mengue Webber from the city of Dom Pedro de Alcântara.