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 »
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 »
The Office of the Attorney General of Colombia ruled that the August 13, 1999 murder of journalist Jaime Garzón cannot be characterized as a crime against humanity. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »