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The Guardian receives an award for press freedom
Spain

The Guardian receives an award for press freedom

Laura Anglès.- The Assamblea de la Unió de Periodistes Valencians has reached an agreement to concede 2014 Press Freedom prize to The Guardian newspaper. The award is principally directed to its director, Alan Rusbrigder, who coped with British Government pressures after the journal disclosed the espionage brought to terms by the United States with some collaborator … Continua llegint

FAPE asks Venezuelan Government to end with the information shutdown
Latin America

FAPE asks Venezuelan Government to end with the information shutdown

Jara Bravo.- Federación de Associaciones de Periodistas d’España (FAPE) has urged the Venezuelan Government to override the censorship it imposed due to protests spreading around the country some weeks ago, and has expressed its support to journalists and communication means. “Press freedom is a fundamental right in a democracy, for which trying to cut it … Continua llegint

Zuckerberg and Koum: main characters of MWC’s first day
Catalonia / General / The extra

Zuckerberg and Koum: main characters of MWC’s first day

Laura Bernis – Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s creator, and Jan Kouw, WhatsApp’s founder, have been the stars on the first day of the Mobile World Congress. The expectation was at its highest after the announcement of Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp, and everyone was waiting specially for Zuckerberg’s declarations. Jan Koum’s turn came first. During his morning … Continua llegint

A fake news website highlights the lack of rigor of some media
Latin America

A fake news website highlights the lack of rigor of some media

Laura Aznar.- Actualidad Panamericana, a portal that is scarcely a month and a half old, has revolutionized the whole Internet. The web, which defines itself as “a space for humorous criticism”, launched a series of fake news that have been widely spread. It already counts with more than 300,000 visits, and its growing influence has led … Continua llegint

A worldwide breakdown blocks WhatsApp and Telegram
General / The extra

A worldwide breakdown blocks WhatsApp and Telegram

Laura Bernis.- Instant messaging service WhatsApp ceased to function this Saturday, 22nd of February 2014, at 19:00 (GTM +1), approximately, leaving its millions of users around the globe disconnected. In the same way, its alternative, Telegram, has also fallen flat due to saturation, as it was highly demanded after WhatsApp sudden failure. Both communication systems … Continua llegint

Ramón Lobo awarded for using social networks in journalism’s benefit
Spain

Ramón Lobo awarded for using social networks in journalism’s benefit

Jara Bravo.- Ramon Lobo, journalist and writer, is victor of the individual category of iRedes awards, which will be celebrated during the IV Iberoamerican Social Network Congress, in “Palacio de Congresos Fórum Evolución” next March. The reporter, editor of El País’s International section for 10 years, had previously gained other distinctions, such as the Cirilo … Continua llegint