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Family of journalist killed in central Brazil says he had received threats

Journalist João Miranda do Carmo was killed on the evening of July 24 in the city of Santo Antônio do Descoberto, Goiás state, in central Brazil, reported newspaper O Popular.

According to the publication, Carmo was in his home when four gunmen called him to the gate. Witnesses reported that when the journalist went out to meet them, criminals shot him several times. Read more »


Mexican journalist killed while under state protection in Veracruz

Another journalist from Veracruz, Mexico has been killed, this time while under state protection.

On July 21, police reporter Pedro Tamayo Rosas was shot multiple times in front of his wife and children outside his house in Tierra Blanca. He died on the way to the hospital. Read more »


SPECIAL REPORT: New Cuban journalism emerges on the internet, beyond the official and opposition media


By Daniel Wizenberg (*)

 

Digital journalism has arrived in Cuba, in the Cuban way. Read more »


Brazilian fact-checking organization Aos Fatos celebrates one year and prepares for new challenges

Brazilian fact-checking startup Aos Fatos (translated as To the Facts) is celebrating its one-year anniversary and already making plans to expand its digital presence and to invest in publishing via video. Created in July 2015, the organization is dedicated to verifying facts and statements made by authorities, a journalistic practice that has become known as fact-checking. Read more »


Knight Center director among winners of 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Prize for coverage of the Americas

Professor Rosental Calmon Alves, founder and director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, is a recipient of the 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, which recognizes outstanding reporting in the Americas “that has contributed to Inter­-American understanding.” Read more »


2016 Cabot Prize recognizes journalists for outstanding reporting, contributions to "Inter-American understanding"

(The Spanish version of this post will be published soon)

This year’s winners of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for outstanding reporting on the Americas have communicated the stories of the continent’s residents to millions and have worked to further the practice and quality of journalism in the region. Read more »


Salvadoran journalist wins International Press Freedom Award from CPJ


Salvadoran investigative journalist Óscar Martínez is one of the four winners of the International Press Freedom Awards from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Martínez, who works for the digital news site El Faro in El Salvador, “reports on gang violence and extrajudicial killings in the country.” Read more »


Journalists from pioneering Salvadoran news site El Faro recognized with García Márquez Excellence Award

Journalists from the Salvadoran digital native news site El Faro, the oldest of its kind in Latin America, have been recognized with the Excellence Award from the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award.

The award, now in its fourth year, is given to journalists recognized for “independence, integrity and commitment to the ideals of public service of journalism,” according to the award website. Read more »


New campaign from IPYS Venezuela aims to get citizens to discuss freedom of expression


In the midst of a tense social climate and reports of attacks on the press, social media users in Venezuela are spreading the hashtag #ExpresiónSinOpresión (#ExpressionWithoutOppression) to talk about the importance of freedom of expression in the country.

The Press and Society Institute (IPYS) of Venezuela launched the campaign on July 10. Read more »


La Nación of Costa Rica claims state-owned bank withdrew official advertising because of critical coverage

Government officials have called for an investigation into claims made by one of Latin America’s most serious newspapers that the state-owned Banco Nacional of Costa Rica (BNCR) used official advertising against it. Read more »


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