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The Nicaraguan Dispatch relaunches as Central America’s first crowdsourced news site


After a nine-month hiatus, the English-language news site The Nicaragua Dispatch has relaunched as Central America’s first online hub for community bloggers. Read more »


ISOJ panel to explore new tools for journalists: bots, drones, sensors and wearables


Drones are not just heavily discussed amongst government skeptics and human rights advocates anymore – their possible uses for storytelling are now being explored by journalists and will be a topic for discussion during the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), to take place on April 4-5 at the University of Texas at Austin. Click here to register. Read more »


65 attacks on journalists, freedom of expression during Venezuelan mass protests: IPYS

The mass protests in Venezuela have led to 65 violations to freedom of expression, according to the Press and Society Institute (IPYS). As part of those violations, the organization published that, since the protests began on Feb. 12, 69 journalists have been affected by the situation. Among the violations are cases of aggressive and arbitrary arrests by police forces and attacks by protesters and government sympathizers.  Read more »


Colombia’s Attorney General’s Office investigates public TV channel, accuses it of promoting protests

The Attorney General's Office of Colombia has opened a preliminary investigation against Bogotá's public TV channel, Canal Capital, related to its coverage of the protests summoned by Bogotá's mayor Gustavo Petro Urrego, the channel said in a press release. Read more »


Journalists covering Venezuelan protests should consider using body armor: CPJ

Journalists covering the mass protests in Venezuela should consider wearing bulletproof vests, said Frank Smyth, senior advisor for journalism security for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), in a recent blog post. Read more »


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