The founder and director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, professor Rosental Calmon Alves, of the University of Texas at Austin, will give the opening address of the 34th Brazilian Congress of Communiaction Sciences.
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 blogger in Spain has been texting news headlines to cell phones in Cuba, reported the newspaper El Nuevo Herald de Miami.
On Tuesday, Aug. 30, the Online News Association announced the finalists for the 2011 Online Journalism Awards, reported Poynter.org.
Courts blocked access to $140,000 in the accounts of Google Brasil after the Internet giant refused to take down blogs with content "offensive" toward the mayor of Várzea Alegre, according to AFP.
Chile's student protests could help break up the country's concentrated media empires, suggested a new report from Reporters without Borders.
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.
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.
Plaza Pública, a Guatemalan online newspaper, published U.S. State Department cables obtained from Wikileaks regarding presidential candidate Otto Pérez Molina.