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New project aims to make independent news more accessible for Cubans

Cuban journalist Elaine Diaz has strategized a way to distribute independent news content to the masses in Cuba, a place where reaching a diverse audience is difficult due to limited accessibility to the Internet and restrictions on content.

Diaz plans to formally launch Periodismo de Barrio this October via “paquetes semanales,” external hard drives commonly used by Cubans to share online information. The project will also be available online. Read more »

Ecuadoran newspaper fined 10 percent of turnover in ongoing dispute with media regulatory agency

In the latest development of the ongoing fight between Ecuador’s media regulatory agency and newspaper El Universo, the news organization has been fined an amount equal to 10 percent of the newspaper’s average monthly revenue over the previous quarter (about US$ 350,000) for alleged noncompliance with government orders. Read more »

Cyber attacks push Ecuadoran news sites offline during protest coverage

Cyber attackers have targeted multiple Ecuadoran news web sites this week amid countrywide protests and ongoing conflicts between various news outlets and the government. Read more »

Protests follow the release of ex paramilitary accused of kidnapping Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya

Update (June 5, 2015) : The Attorney General of Colombia, Eduardo Montealegre, ordered the recapture of former paramilitary Alejandro Cárdenas Orozco, alias 'JJ', linked to the kidnapping, torture and rape of journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima, reported Semana. Read more »

DDoS attacks are a growing digital threat to freedom of expression in Latin America

The media and Latin American journalists are starting to experience firsthand what until recently seemed to be the exclusive concern of US, European or Asian media outlets: cyberattacks.​ Read more »

Paraguayan journalist Pablo Medina killed last year is recognized in the Newseum memorial in Washington

The name of Paraguayan journalist Pablo Medina, who was killed while on assignment in October 2014, has been added to the Journalists Memorial at the Newseum in Washington D.C. Read more »

Journalists and media in Honduras denounce constant violations of freedom of expression

By Yenibel Ruiz and Silvia Higuera

Every 25th of May, Honduras celebrates the Day of the Journalist. For some, however, there is very little to celebrate and journalists prefer to take the time to raise their voices and denounce the constant harassment they claim to suffer in exercising their profession. Read more »

Mexican journalist released 20 days after kidnapping

Radio journalist Bernardo Javier Cano Torres of Iguala has been released after being held by kidnappers for 20 days, according to local media reports.

On the morning of May 7, Cano and three other people were abducted from a van while travelling on the Iguala-Teloloapan highway.

Cano, who also worked for a pharmaceutical company, was on his way to deliver medication. He was stopped in Iguala near a military checkpoint, according to Sin Embargo. Read more »

Brazilian radio journalist killed; 2nd in less than a week

Police found the tortured body of Djalma Santos da Conceição, a 53-year-old journalist for community radio station RCA FM in the state of Bahia, on May 23, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Read more »

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