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Social media users push back after Costa Rican president announces Facebook defamation lawsuit


Nearly two months after Costa Rica hosted the United Nations World Press Freedom Day, Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla announced that she would sue anyone who “defames” her on social media. The president’s lawsuit against a hotel owner who posted remarks about her on his personal Facebook page outraged social media users, who say it calls the country’s reputation for freedom of expression into question.  Read more »


Daily News Digest: Peruvian NGOs call on president to protect citizens' digital rights over copyright enforcement

Peruvian non-profits have launched a campaign asking President Ollanta Humala Tasso to ensure that Peruvians' digital rights are respected during the next Trans-Pacific Partnership meeting in Lima, which aims to set international agreements on online copyright enforcement. Read more »


Daily News Digest: Bloomberg News apologizes for snooping on subscribers

Bloomberg admits to terminal snooping. Bloomberg News issued an apology after former employees revealed that some of its reporters were trained to use a function on the company’s financial data terminals to view limited subscriber contact information and login activity. Read more »


After threats from organized crime, citizen journalist's social media accounts in Mexico go dark without explanation

Update, April 3: The Facebook page Responsabilidad por Tamaulipas, a group that claims affiliation with the curator of the Valor por Tamaulipas social media accounts, posted a statement on Monday, April 1, announcing that the feeds would be temporarily suspended. Read more »


Ecuadorian cartoonist receives threats on Facebook after imbroglio with government

Ecuadorian cartoonist Javier Bonilla “Bonil” of the newspaper El Universo claimed he received threats on Facebook, reported the non-governmental organization Fundamedios. According to the NGO, the cartoonist posted on his personal account on March 11, “This is an example of some of the threats coming from an incomprehensible hate. If I put this up on Facebook it’s because we should shut up,” added the organization. Read more »


Facebook's re-designed News Feed promises to be a "personalized newspaper"

Screenshot of sharing features as part of Facebook's revamped News Feed. Source: Facebook + Journalists

Mexican newspaper denounces use of social media to harass journalists by governor's office


A Mexican newspaper in the state of San Luis Potosí revealed an audio recording that supposedly catches the governor's spokesman telling his staff to create anonymous social media profiles to dispute inconvenient information, according to the newspaper Pulso de San Luis. Read more »


Criminals offer reward for information identifying a social media user who reports on violence in Mexico


A Mexican criminal organization is offering a reward for information about the administrator of a Facebook page and Twitter account, who over the last year has been reporting on violent crime in the state of Tamaulipas, one of the areas most affected by the country’s drug war, according to the magazine Proceso. Read more »


Reporter who tried to prohibit retweets now threatens to sue others over use of Twitter images

Screen shot 2013-02-06 at 2.05Screenshot of Buhl's Twitter profile with the disclaimer, "No Tweets Are Publishable." The Knight Center removed the images in Buhl's profile from this screenshot upon her request.


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