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Argentina’s La Nación is big winner at 2019 Digital Media LATAM Awards

Media outlets from Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Colombia won at the 2019 Digital Media LATAM Awards given by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) in Rio de Janeiro on Nov. 12.

The awards "recognize news media companies and entitites affiliated with the news media industry within the region which have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total product offering to meet the major changes in how people consume news and information today." Read more »


Mexico, Brazil and Puerto Rico take home 2019 ‘Javier Valdez’ Latin American awards for investigative journalism

One of the biggest celebrations and recognitions of the best of investigative journalism in Latin America took place in the capital city of Mexico in November of this year.

The 2019 edition of the ‘Javier Valdez’ Latin American Prize for Investigative Journalism recognized journalists from Quinto Elemento Lab (Mexico), Globo TV (Brazil) and the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI) of Puerto Rico, for excellence in journalism. Read more »


Latin American media to get $4.4 million as part of Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge

Thirty winners in 10 Latin American countries were selected as part of the Google News Initiative Innovation Challenges for 2019 and together will receive about US $4.4 million to develop digital projects. Read more »


Century-old newspapers in Brazil try to unite heritage with digital transformation and getting close to readers

“Legacy media” is used to refer to media established before the internet revolutionized the global circulation of information. The phrase seems particularly suited to newspapers that span a century of existence and that seek to adapt to the digital age by building new avenues in journalism on the basis of the accumulated heritage of more than 100 years of history. Read more »


Bolivian media and journalists attacked at newsrooms and while covering social protests during political crisis

In Bolivia, several media outlets and journalists have found it necessary to suspend their work in the face of the insecure environment that prevails in the country after three weeks of social demonstrations. Read more »


Glenn Greenwald slapped by journalist during live Brazilian radio show

Glenn Greenwald, a U.S.-born journalist who lives in Brazil and co-founder of The Intercept and The Intercept Brasil, was slapped during a live show on Brazilian radio station Jovem Pan on which he appeared as a guest. Read more »


Critical radio host and wife killed in eastern Honduras

A radio host who was critical of local authorities was shot and killed in eastern Honduras on Oct. 31 by unknown individuals riding a motorcycle. Read more »


Out of necessity, more Brazilian newspapers are saying goodbye to print and investing in digital. Will they survive?

In the early 2010s, the end of the print edition of Jornal do Brasil, a centuries-old and once influential newspaper, was announced as an innovation. Read more »


‘Polarization is a trap,” says Mexican journalist Gabriela Warkentin of W Radio

In Mexico, when a journalist asks the president a critical question during his press conferences, he is then attacked on social networks. "What happens here is the digital warfare against journalist, this digital cholera," said Mexican journalist Gabriela Warkentin of W Radio. Read more »


Leandro Demori of The Intercept Brasil talks about the challenges of journalism amid attacks online and from the government

Never in the history of Brazil have journalists and digital media been attacked the way they are being targeted now, said Leandro Demori, executive editor of investigative site The Intercept Brasil. And this is all happening in the context of extreme political polarization in the country. Read more »


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