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Journalists harassed, detained in latest chapter of Nicaragua canal saga

RIVAS, Nicaragua — Canal protesters aren't the only ones clashing with police in Nicaragua. As the Nicaraguan government and HKND move forward with the construction of a $50 billion, 300-kilometer interoceanic canal, journalists covering what has been promised as the world’s largest civil engineering project have been harassed, detained and even robbed by police.

Venezuelan cartoonist fired after sketch slamming health care

CARACAS – A top Venezuelan newspaper cartoonist said Wednesday he was fired over a sketch depicting Hugo Chávez's signature melting into a flat-line electrocardiography in a jab at the decrepit national health care system.

US war reporter Sotloff remembered as brave and fun

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Steven Sotloff, the second U.S. journalist murdered by Islamic State militants, was a respected reporter as well known for his irreverent humor as for his sensitive approach to Middle East conflicts.

Gioconda Belli: Let’s get back to focusing on happiness

Renowned Nicaraguan novelist and poet Gioconda Belli sat down with The Tico Times to discuss her latest novel, politics, and what it's like to go home.

In Syria, freelancers like James Foley cover a dangerous war zone with no front lines

"Conflict zones can be covered safely," James Foley told students at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 2011. "This can be done. But you have to be very careful."

Remembering pal and roommate James Foley

James Foley knew the risks of living dangerously and couldn't get enough of them. I know because Jim was a friend of mine.

Costa Rican investigative reporter, data journalism pioneer Giannina Segnini wins prestigious Maria Moors Cabot Prize

The Cabot Prize lauded Segnini as a fearless reporter and an innovator whose "courageous investigative stories unveiling corruption and bribery scandals led to the arrest of two former Costa Rican presidents.”

Another Honduran journalist murdered, bringing total since 2003 to 45

Herlyn Espinal, 33, who worked as a correspondent for the daily television program "Hoy Mismo" was found dead in his car in Santa Rita near the northwestern city of San Pedro Sula, authorities said.

Costa Rica surpasses Canada, US in recent press freedom rankings

Costa Rica remains a beacon of press freedom in a region where the average press freedom score fell to its lowest level in five years, according to the human rights organization Freedom House’s 2014 Freedom of the Press report.

Obama to propose ending NSA bulk data collection

The White House has proposed to halt the National Security Agency's controversial bulk telephone data collection of U.S. .citizens, a program which sparked a vast public outcry.

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