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Ecuadorian NGO challenges president's interview black list in court

Ecuadorian non-governmental organization Fundamedios filed a lawsuit challenging President Rafael Correa's order that public officials not give interviews to certain media outlets, reported the website Cerigua.

Press freedom groups pull out of assembly to form journalist protection fund in Mexico

A group of Mexican civil society organizations decided to pull out of the assembly to form the Fund for the Protection of Human Rights Advocates and Journalists because of a lack of transparency.

Mexican Senators present bill to regulate government spending on advertising

Six Mexican Senators presented a bill to publish public spending for all levels of government in print and electronic media, according to the newspaper El Universal.

Missing journalist found dead in Ecuadorian tourist town

Ecuadoran journalist Luis Arnoldo "Noro" Ruiz was found dead with a gun shot wound to the head on Monday, Sept. 3, in the coastal tourist city of Playas, Guayas, reported the newspaper El Universo.

Chilean government decides to close state newspaper, La Nación

In a statement released on Friday, Sept. 7, the Chilean state newspaper's union announced the government's decision to close La Nación, according to the AFP.

Newspapers urged to raise their prices to combat declining advertising revenues

Recent data showing print advertising revenue continues to decline in the newspaper industry has emerged just as some observers suggest newspapers should consider price increases for their print product, a strategy that doesn't impress one Wall Street Journal editor.

Peruvian Congress seeks to criminalize "irregular" Internet use after journalist arrested for e-mail hacking

The case of Peruvian journalist Rudy Palma, who served two months in jail for hacking into the e-mail of government officials, has started a national debate in the South American country over how to regulate information technology without threatening other liberties.

Globovisión asks Venezuelan government to end "unfounded accusations" after shootout

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, officials from the Venezuelan broadcaster Globovisión asked the Attorney General to end "unfounded accusations" by government officials after one of the channel's employees was supposedly involved in a shootout.

Argentine reporter goes on hunger strike, claiming she was fired for criticizing the government

An Argentine reporter went on a hunger strike at the end of August, six years after her contract with a television channel was not renewed, reported the news group Rosario3. "I want them to give back my voice and job," said the journalist.

Study confirms effectiveness of Knight Center's online teaching

A recent Knight Foundation study has shown online news training offered by The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication's Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas to be indispensable for journalists throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Central American journalists come together to create a security and monitoring network (Interview)

Several Central American press organizations have come together to form a united front against the risks and threats journalists face in their respective countries, according to the news agency Notimex.

Firings at Paraguay's state television channel spark accusations of an ideological purge

Paraguay's state-owned TV Pública fired 27 reporters on Tuesday, Sept. 4, according to Reporters Without Borders.