Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ciberchancleteo en Venezuela?

This just in from the News Blog (Español/Portugués) of the Knight Center for JOURNALISM IN THE AMERICAS at the University of Texas at Austin.

Chávez calls for Internet regulation in Venezuela - President Hugo Chávez, who has complained that social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook are used to spread unfounded rumors, called for regulation of the Internet this weekend and singled out a site that he said had falsely reported the death of one of his ministers, Reuters reports.

Related: Venezuela denies plans to censor Internet - CARACAS - Venezuela is not planning to censor the web or to shut down social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, officials said on Monday, after President Hugo Chavez called for regulation of the Internet.

The Knight Center also features a digital library with the following useful publications:

Herramientas Digitales para Periodistas / Ferramentas Digitais para Jornalistas
(Digital Tools for Journalists)
By Sandra Crucianelli (Spanish & Portuguese Editions)
Click here to download

Cómo escribir para la Web / Como escrever para a Web
Bases para la discusión y construcción de manuales de redacción ‘online’ / Bases para discussão e construção de manuais para redações online
(How to write for the Web--basis for discussion and construction of style books for online newsrooms)
By Guillermo Franco (Spanish & Portuguese Editions)
Click here to download

Journalism 2.0: How to Survive and Thrive
A digital literacy guide for the information age
By Mark Briggs (English, Spanish & Portuguese Editions)
Click here to download

Press Freedom Monitoring and Advocacy in Latin America and the Caribbean
Knight Center, Open Society Institute Hold Conference About Press Freedom in Latin America.
Conference report available in English and Spanish here.

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