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Musician Juanes will direct special edition of Colombian newspaper

Colombian signer Juanes will be the guest director of a Sept. 23 special edition of the newspaper El Tiempo, the newspaper announced. The special edition will close a conference on reconciliation and peace in Colombia on Sept. 21, the United Nations' International Day of Peace, according to The Delta World. Read more »

Chilean government decides to close state newspaper, La Nación

In a statement released on Friday, Sept. 7, the Chilean state newspaper's union announced the government's decision to close La Nación, according to the AFP.

"Once again, the common people, the citizens, were shut out of the distribution of power and resources, this time regarding an historic publication," read the statement, according to the AFP. Read more »

Newspapers urged to raise their prices to combat declining advertising revenues

Recent data showing print advertising revenue continues to decline in the newspaper industry has emerged just as some observers suggest newspapers should consider price increases for their print product, a strategy that doesn't impress one Wall Street Journal editor. Read more »

Judicial censorship of journalists and bloggers on the rise in Brazil as municipal elections approach

Judicial censorship of newspapers and blogs is on the rise leading up to municipal elections in Brazil. On Monday, Sept. 3, journalist Fernando Conceição claimed that a mayoral candidate tried to censor him in the city of Salvador, according to the website Polícia e Política. Read more »

Brazilian female publisher is beaten by three men who steal 2,000 copies of her newspaper

A Brazilian journalist and director of a newspaper was beaten by three men who also stole two thousand copies of the publication on Saturday, Sept. 1, in the interior of the state of São Paulo, reported the website G1. Read more »

Police invade newspaper offices in Brazil to stop release of voter poll

On Aug. 29, federal police agents invaded the offices of the newspaper Correio do Estado in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul to stop the release of the Aug. 30 edition of the newspaper that included the results of an voter poll, reported the Brazilian Press Association (ABI in Portuguese). The survey was not to be published since it had not been finalized. Read more »

Hurricane Isaac news coverage illuminates potential of hybrid form of journalism

Reporters and news organizations covering Hurricane Isaac, which left a path of destruction and flooding in U.S. Gulf Coast states last week, may have offered a glimpse into the future of journalism, suggests an industry observer for the Nieman Journalism Lab. Read more »

Bolivian government accuses two newspapers of "inciting racism"

Two newspapers and a news agency in Bolivia face charges of "diffusion and incitement of racism or discrimination." The news agency claims it only reported what President Evo Morales said in a speech, reported the newspaper La Razón. Read more »


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