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Renowned Costa Rican journalist Giannina Segnini talks about the future after leaving La Nación

What is renowned journalist Giannina Segnini going to do after leaving Costa Rican newspaper La Nación?

Two newspapers in Mexico create cable news channels, will compete against country's TV duopoly

Two daily newspapers in Mexico have created their own cable television news channels to compete against the limited coverage that Mexico's network duopoly provide the country on broadcast television. Starting on Sept. 2, Excélsior, the oldest paper in Mexico, will begin broadcasting a 24 hour news channel under its brand using its own reporters.

Press corps in Guatemala denounce new acts of aggression against reporters

The press corps in Guatemala denounced new acts of agression against reporters in the country.  The daily newspaper Siglo 21 claimed that indigenous reporter Lucrecia Mateo was assaulted on Sunday, Aug. 25, when she tried to cover a meeting about the installation of a hydroelectric dam in the Guatemalan department of Huehuetango.  A group of opposition protesters beat the reporter and robbed her camera equipment, according to the news agency AFP.

Journalist released from prison in Mexico publishes book of interviews conducted while in maximum security jail

Without any proof or evidence, Mexican journalist Jesús Lemus Barajas was sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of drug trafficking, only to get his freedom back after serving three years in maximum security jail, according to Reporters Without Borders.

C-Libre questions alleged suicide of Honduran journalist investigating killing of colleague

C-Libre, a Honduras-based organization promoting freedom of expression, is questioning the suicide of journalist Aldo Calderón, who was investigating the killing of his colleague Anibal Barrow.

Oaxaca, the Mexican state with the most aggressions against female journalists, new report states

The Civic Association for Communication and Information for Women (CIMAC in Spanish) released a report yesterday on violence against female journalists in Mexico. The document details the types of offenders, forms of violence, age and marital status of almost 100 journalists who have been attacked or intimidated in the last decade.

Two Nicaraguan journalists ask for political asylum in the U.S. after receiving death threats

Two reporters from Nicaragua have asked for asylum to the United States after receiving death threats, according to the daily La Prensa.

New threats emerge against reporter in Oaxaca, Mexico

The Bartolomé Carrasco Briseño Regional Center for Human Rights, located in Mexico, denounced new threats against journalist Pedro Matías Arrazola, correspondent for Proceso magazine in the state of Oaxaca and anchor of an online news show.

Journalists and citizens denounce abuses of authority through cell phone cameras and social networking

Cellular phone cameras have become a powerful tool for journalists and citizens in reporting requests for bribes and other excessive uses of power.

Law in El Salvador considers jailtime for management of media outlets who refuse to publish responses verbatim

The Legislative Assembly in El Salvador approved a law that requires media outlets to publish letters of response verbatim of people who feel offended by any reported content.