Ecuador's National Council on Telecommunications (CONATEL in Spanish) unilaterally suspended a television station's broadcasting license in the southern Amazonian province of Morona Santiago, according to Fundamedios.
Senator and ex-Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Melo defended an amendment to a freedom of information bill that would keep "ultra secret" documents exempt from release, reported Folha de São Paulo.
Chile's student protests could help break up the country's concentrated media empires, suggested a new report from Reporters without Borders.
Judge Stevie Gamboa Valladares, the eighth judge named to oversee the Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo's appeal, presented a letter recusing himself from the trial, the website Buró de Análisis Informativo reported on Thursday, Aug. 24.
A journalist from Haiti and one from Mexico are among the 2011 Dart Center Ochberg Fellows, according to Poynter.org.
Mexican authorities arrested two men for allegedly tweeting rumors about violence, according to the Associated Press (AP). The state is accusing the suspects of terrorism, Milenio reported.
The former Colombian president criticized Washington Post reporters who wrote an article implicating the U.S. government in abuses of power committed in Colombia, reported the newspaper El Colombiano.
The Brazilian Superior Court of Justice sentenced J.L. Editora, publisher of the newspaper Folha do Espirito Santo, and journalists Jackson Rangel Vieira and Hinger Mansur to pay Judge Camilo José D'Ávila Couto for moral damages, announced the court's website.
A political reporter in northwestern Mexico was kidnapped after leaving his office Wednesday, Aug. 24, reported the BBC and the Sinaloa newspaper El Debate. Humberto Millán, announcer for Radio Fórmula and editor of the independent online newspaper A Discusión in Culiacán, was abducted by armed men in two trucks, a "hallmark" of organized crime, according […]
The Brazilian minister of communications announced that Tuesday, Aug. 23, a bill defining Internet rights was ready and would be sent shortly to Congress for its review, reported the newspaper Folha de São Paulo. The bill has been under discussion for over a year.
Mary Luz Avendaño, correspondent for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador, fled the country after receiving death threats, reported the Foundation for Freedom of the Press (FLIP in Spanish).
An online ranking run by the Federation of Business Associations in Santa Catarina evaluating the jobs of state legislators in Santa Catarina in southern Brazil, did not last more than a day.