Electoral court in Brazil censors blog post about arrested mayoral candidate

An Electoral Court in the Brazilian state of Macapá ordered the newspaper O Estado de São Paulo to remove a blog post by journalist João Bosco Rabello on Wednesday, Sept. 19, reported the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism.

Critics accuse Guyana’s president of politicizing new broadcasting authority

Several press freedom groups expressed their concern over the perceived politicization of the Guyanese National Broadcasting Authority (NBA) on Wednesday, Sept. 19, only a month after the authority’s mandate took effect.

Colombian government consults journalists targeted by violence in reparation process

On Friday, Sept. 21, the Colombian government began consulting journalists who were victims of the armed conflict to identify proposals and strategies for their collective reparation, according to the Unit for the Care and Reparation of Victims' website.

More reporters killed for their work in Brazil than anywhere else in the Americas, says CPJ

After the killing of three journalists, Brazil has the highest number of deaths related to practicing journalism in the Americas this year, according to research conducted by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

More contextualization and fact checking of politicians helps improve election coverage

During election season, political coverage takes on a central role in society and journalists come under pressure to improve news gathering.

Televisa denies its trucks were involved in money laundering scandal in Nicaragua

Televisa categorically denied in a press release that six seized trucks bearing the Mexican television network's logo and used to transport $9.2 million in an alleged money laundering case in Nicaragua were registered in the company's name.

Projects on U.S.-Mexico border, development in Brazil win Online Journalism Awards

A student project that explored the migratory effects caused by drug violence along the U.S.-Mexico border and a comprehensive reporting package on the ongoing development of Paraná state in Brazil won the Online News Association’s 2012 awards for non-English projects during the ONA’s latest conference in San Francisco.

Venezuelan journalists hope to improve future election coverage with recommendations

Including alternative voices, differentiating between government and campaign acts, and in-depth reports on the trajectory of the candidates were some of the recommendations compiled by a group of Venezuelan journalists.

Survey finds 24 percent of online media in Argentina have no print version

The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA in Spanish) released the results of a study on digital journalism in the South American country on Sept. 14, reported the organization.

Costa Rican presidency launches online newspaper to promote accomplishments following low approval ratings

The Costa Rican presidency created its own online newspaper to promote government achievements to citizens, reported the Central American newspaper La Nación.

Congressman in Bolivia proposes sanctions against media owners as part of constitutional reforms

A federal representative in Bolivia recently proposed to include sanctions against the owners of media outlets in the draft of the new Social Communication and Information Act, currently being discussed in the country.

Editor of Cuban government newspaper Granma seeks asylum in the U.S.

A journalist from the Cuban government newspaper Granma has requested political asylum in the United States, reported the Spanish daily El Nuevo Herald.