Freedom of the press threatened in Paraguay as third journalist is killed in 2014

When Horacio Cartes assumed the Paraguayan presidency in 2013, many hoped that his term would signal a change in the nation’s politics. Fernando Lugo had been ousted from the top position the previous year in what was widely considered a congressional coup and the nation received international condemnation for subverting democracy. Just over twenty years […]

Don’t publish unverified information, California conference attendees reminded

Seems simple, but that warning needed to be repeated to attendees at Cal Poly’s journalism ethics conference last week. The Oct. 10 event was the first Jim Hayes Symposium: Advancing Integrity in Journalism and Communication, according to an announcement on the university’s website. There were 125 attendees, according to the university’s Susan Houghton. “We hope […]

Cartel members kidnap, kill citizen journalist in Mexico and tweet photo of her body

SAN ANTONIO – Tamaulipas officials are investigating the kidnapping and murder of Reynosa doctor María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio, also a supposed citizen journalist who denounced violence in the troubled state. A press release by the State of Tamaulipas says Rubio was kidnapped around noon Wednesday in the border city by a group of unidentified […]