While newspaper circulation drops in the United States and Europe, South America's publications are enjoying a boom in readership.
The southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco's Congress approved a law to punish the dissemination of false alarms that provoke panic through phone calls or social networks, reported the newspaper Tabasco Hoy.
A judge in Caracas, Venezuela, lifted an injunction against the weekly 6to Poder prohibiting its publication and distribution, reported the Committee to Project Journalists.
Police agents in Sinaloa, Mexico captured a suspect in the 2009 killing of journalist José Luis Romero, of the radio program Línea Directa, according to the newspaper Noroeste.
Gunmen fired on the headquarters of the Paraná Communication Network (RPC TV) in Maringá, Brazil, on the morning of Aug. 29, reported the Agência Estado.
A blogger in Spain has been texting news headlines to cell phones in Cuba, reported the newspaper El Nuevo Herald de Miami.
An official in the Dominican Republic demanded that a reporter stop covering accusations against him or else he would organize a boycott of the program's advertisers, reported the newspaper Listín Diario.
On Tuesday, Aug. 30, the Online News Association announced the finalists for the 2011 Online Journalism Awards, reported Poynter.org.
In observance of the Aug. 30 International Day of the Disappeared Reporters without Borders announced that there are currently 13 missing journalists in the world, two of which were abducted in Mexico. No official investigation has produced any results.
In Puebla, Mexico, 22 universities debated and proposed solutions to the problem of impunity in attacks on the press at the Hemispheric Conference of Universities.
Alejandro Hernández Pacheco, cameraman for Televisa, is the second Mexican reporter to receive asylum in the United States because of drug violence in Mexico, reported EFE and Reuters on Monday, Aug. 29.
The National Journalists Union of Venezuela (CNP in Spanish) and the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) criticized the injunction prohibiting the publication and distribution of the satirical weekly 6to Poder.