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Venezuelan journalists and media outlets censored and attacked during regional elections


By Paola Nalvarte and Teresa Mioli

Journalists were the targets of anti-press sentiment and actions from officials, security forces and citizens leading up to and during the Oct. 15 regional elections for 23 governorships in Venezuela. Read more »


Students of online video journalism course receive scholarship for exclusive workshop at YouTube Space Rio

Producing effective video stories for digital platforms was the main theme of the massive open online course (MOOC) "Video journalism: Visual narratives for digital platforms." It’s also what the ten students from the course who were selected to participate in an exclusive workshop with the team at YouTube Space in Rio de Janeiro tried to express in their projects. Read more »


Communicators from Brazil's peripheries create a support network to defend human rights

Residents of favelas, villages and low-income neighborhoods all over Brazil gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the 1st National Meeting of Communication of the Peripheries. After four days of discussion between Oct. 12 and 15, 70 activists and communicators wrote a statement in which they committed to creating a network of support and action to use communication as a tool to fight for life and to guarantee human rights. Read more »


Bolivian lawmakers exclude journalists from legislative article penalizing poor professional practice

After meeting with media associations and journalists in Bolivia, the leaders of the country's legislature decided to exclude press professionals from controversial Article 200 of the new Penal Code, which sanctions bad professional practice. Read more »


Peruvian journalism site seeks to reach new audiences with print editions of its most prominent investigative reports

At a time when most journalism is moving from print to digital, Peruvian investigative journalism site Ojo Público is doing the opposite. At least partly. Read more »


Nexo wins at ONA 2017 and becomes the first Brazilian outlet to be honored with excellence award in online journalism

On Oct. 7, the Brazilian digital newspaper Nexo won a 2017 Online Journalism Award (OJA) in the category "General Excellence in Online Journalism - small newsrooms.” As a result, the outlet became the first in the country to win the top category of the prize from the Online News Association (ONA), which recognizes the excellence of digital journalism around the world. Read more »


Knight Center offers new free course in Spanish, "Fact-checking and data journalism." Register now!

The number of fact-checking initiatives in Latin America increased from just three in 2014 to 14 in 2017, following a worldwide trend of information verification. And yet, while the verification of public discourse increases on a global level, the world has also seen the proliferation of “fake news” and misinformation. Read more »


Global news tech survey shows journalists not keeping pace with digital revolution, but some bright spots in Latin America

Globally, journalists are not keeping pace with the digital revolution. This is according to a recent survey from The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), “The State of Technology in Global Newsrooms.” Read more »


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