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5 Mar 2015
QUITO, ECUADOR: A newspaper cartoonist was sanctioned by a new Ecuadoran media watchdog after publishing an image deemed harmful to President Rafael Correa, the artist said.
3 Feb 2014
NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.
21 Dec 2012
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: IMD, a top-ranked global business school based in Switzerland, has announced the findings of its annual World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY). The WCY rankings measure how well countries manage their economic and human resources to increase their prosperity.
1 Jun 2012
QUITO, ECUADOR: The Ecuadorian government reinvigorates public support for one of its important national parks with a video and social strategy. A new campaign, "I Am Yasuní," commissioned by the government of Ecuador, aims to prevent oil drilling in that country's Yasuní National Park.
4 May 2012
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have welcomed Ecuador President Rafael Correa's decision to pardon the executives and former opinion editor of the El Universo newspaper, but said the charges and conviction should never have occurred in the first place.
29 Feb 2012
NEW YORK, US: Global consumer confidence increased one index point last quarter to 89, while Europe led confidence declines in 24 of the region's 27 measured markets, according to fourth quarter 2011 global consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.
8 Feb 2012
QUITO, ECUADOR / PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) published a report recently that illustrates how the government of Ecuador is carrying out "a sophisticated strategy of marginalising all voices independent of state power".
30 Jan 2012
BRASILIA, BRAZIL / BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: comScore, Inc recently released its latest report on connected device usage in Latin America from comScore Device Essentials.
10 Jan 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, US: Apple has announced that the latest version of its hot-selling iPhones will be released in China and 21 other countries on 13 January. It is already available in South Africa.
6 Jan 2012
NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.
9 Nov 2011
LIMA, PERU: Use of official advertising to reward or punish news media and government takeovers of media in several parts of the Americas continue to be powerful weapons used to hinder the free flow of information, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) concluded on winding up its 67th General Assembly held recently in Lima, Peru.
26 Oct 2011
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL: The role of South America in the worldwide consumer durables market is growing. In 2009, the continent was responsible for 9% of all expenditures for Consumer Electronics, ranging from traditional Consumer Electronics, to Telecommunication and IT products. In 2010, this share grew to 10% and the expectation is that by the end of 2011, it will be 12%.
16 Sep 2011
NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.
27 Jan 2011
MIAMI, US: The inaugural Festival of Media LatAm 2010 in Miami is said to have been a resounding success, attended by over 500 delegates from the Latin American and global media and marketing community. The winners of the Festival of Media LatAm Awards were announced at the close of the Festival.
29 Oct 2010
NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in most parts of the world, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index.
27 Oct 2010
MIAMI, US: Latam's jury of advertisers, media specialists and advertising experts has deliberated over work from 44 agencies across 11 countries in Latin America - covering entries from 77 brands in total. A shortlist of 45 entries has been announced.
22 Oct 2010
Statistics South Africa has officially released arrival stats for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the report notes a marked increase in visitors from the USA and South American countries, as well as from the UK, Australia and Germany. Now Cape Town Tourism intends building on the 2010 legacy.
1 Oct 2010
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The global photo market is once again experiencing growth, after some regions recorded a decline in the previous year. For 2010, GfK Retail and Technology is forecasting sales of 141 million digital cameras, which even represents an increase on the high levels seen in 2008. These findings have been recorded in view of the upcoming photokina trade fair in Cologne.
20 Sep 2010