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Online Portal Documents Vietnam’s Human Rights Abuses

New America Media, Andrew Lam May 10, 2014

Despite recent economic advances, Vietnam continues to languish when it comes to improving its human rights record, activists say. A new English-language online news portal, Vietnam Right Now, looks to inform readers on the Communist country’s human rights situation, including updates on prisoners of conscience and others jailed for speaking out. Vietnam Right Now Editor Hao-Nhien Vu is a former editor with the Los Angeles-based Nguoi-Viet newspaper. He spoke with NAM’s Andrew Lam about the publication and the day-to-day human rights abuses in Vietnam that it plans to cover.

Did Puerto Rico's Social Media Just Slay La Comay?

Jan 09, 2013

Editor's Note: The man who voices a controversial Puerto Rican TV puppet reportedly resigned this week, reports Puerto Rico's El Nuevo Día. Puppet La Comay came under fire for making homophobic comments about the brutal murder of gay publicist José...

Civil Rights Groups Oppose FCC’s Proposal to Lift Ban on Multiple Media Ownership

Nov 30, 2012

With an already anemic representation of women and people of color in media ownership, civil rights organizations are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to delay its decision to lift media ownership limits. In a Nov. 28 teleconference involving...

FCC Abandons Diversity, Embraces Rupert Murdoch

Nov 20, 2012

Days before the election, President Obama told an Iowa newspaper that if he won a second term, he would owe his victory in large part to how the Republican Party had “alienated” Latino voters. The president was right. But it...

Twin Cities Honors Hyperlocal Journalism

Nov 01, 2012

The first ethnic and community media awards in Minneapolis honored a range of media from a Hmong reporter to an African American veteran who had witnessed Dr. King's I Have a Dream speech.

Should Media Outlets Drop the Term 'Illegal Immigrant'? Ask Someone Without Papers

Sep 26, 2012

After a speech by undocumented journalist Jose Antonio Vargas last week, media outlets like The New York Times and the Associated Press are being forced to consider that question.Case in point: On Monday, the public editor at the Times decided...

Controversial Spanish-Language Talk Show Canceled

Aug 13, 2012

A controversial Spanish-language talk show program has been canceled, following a campaign led by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) to get the program off the air.Spanish-language broadcasting network Liberman Broadcasting,...

Former Telemundo Reporter Sues Claiming Age Discrimination

Aug 08, 2012

LOS ANGELES -- Vicky Gutierrez, who won a New America Media award in 2009, has sued her former employer Telemundo and parent company NBC Universal for age discrimination. The former Telemundo reporter and anchor, who worked for the Los Angeles...

Iran Launches Spanish-Language Satellite TV

Feb 02, 2012

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad officially launched HispanTV, a Spanish-language satellite TV network, on Tuesday, saying the station would help end the West's "hegemony" of the airwaves. The launch of the station comes on the heels of Ahmadinejad's tour of Venezuela, Cuba and Ecuador...

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