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Councilman accused of verbally assaulting journalist in southern Brazil

Councilman Paulo Soni, in the city of Maringá (in the Brazilian state of Paraná), is accused of verbally threatening reporter Fábio Linjardi from the newspaper O Diário, that newspaper reported.

Knight Center founder opens 34th annual communication conference in Brazil

The founder and director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, professor Rosental Calmon Alves, of the University of Texas at Austin, will give the opening address of the 34th Brazilian Congress of Communiaction Sciences.

Human Rights Commission accuses Venezuela of censoring press

The Organization of American States' Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) accused Venezuela of censoring the country's media, EFE reported.

Journalists' enthusiasm sends "Coverage of Drug Trafficking" course into overtime

Lively debates, one to two-hour chats and enthusiastic participation were the hallmarks of Alvaro Sierra’s “The Coverage of Drug Trafficking" course.

Knight Center’s e-books reach thousands of journalists in the Americas: 200,000 downloads and counting

E-books published by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas have already been downloaded nearly 200,000 times, read and shared by thousands of journalists, students and professors.

Haiti's journalists struggling to find stability after devastating 2010 earthquake, CJR reports

Haitian news media, crucial for keeping a critical eye on the complex rebuilding effort, is struggling to find sure footing amidst the rubble, reports the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR).

Journalists to discuss their role with social media during Crucianelli webinar

Sandra Crucianelli believes that journalists who use social media need to do a better job of interacting with their readers instead of acting like company spokespersons.

Knight Center ethics webinar tackles challenges faced by journalists in the digital age

Rapid changes brought on by the digital age have created new ethical challenges that will be discussed in a Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas's webinar on Aug. 16 from 12–2p.m. (CDT).

IAPA honors Robert Cox for his fearless journalism during Argentina's "Dirty War"

A British-born journalist lauded for his courageous coverage of the military dictatorship in Argentina (1976-1983) has been awarded the Grand Prize for Press Freedom by the Inter American Press Association (IAPA).

Photographers from 12 Latin American countries win visual journalism awards

Pictures of the Year International (POYi) and the Nuestra Mirada network of Latin American photographers honored 18 visual journalism projects in the first POYi Latin America Visual Journalism Contest. The winners will be honored at the Fiesta de Imagen (Image Party) in Cuenca, Ecuador in July.