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Case of Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya will be heard by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The Colombian State will be judged by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the case of the abduction, torture and sexual violence against journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima 19 years ago. Read more »


With individual projects, Brazilian journalists find a way to produce exclusive content and claim a space in the market

Journalism is a collective job, but Brazilian journalists have subverted this rule by launching one-man outlets, developed by the need to publish in-depth stories and analysis of public policies and other subjects that do not find space in traditional outlets. Read more »


Freedom of expression on the internet is a challenge for the next decade, say rapporteurs from the OAS and UN

The creation of an environment that allows the exercise of freedom of expression, the creation and maintenance of a free and inclusive Internet and the private control of digital communication are the main challenges for freedom of expression in the next decade, according to the rapporteurs of international organizations specializing in the topic. Read more »


Journalists from Mexico, Nicaragua, U.S. and Venezuela bring home Cabot Prizes from Columbia University

In honoring work that has “contributed to Inter-American understanding,” the 2019 Maria Moors Cabot Prizes recognized journalists from Mexico, Nicaragua, the United States and Venezuela. Read more »


Journalists from Brazil and Nicaragua receive 2019 International Press Freedom Awards from CPJ

Brazilian journalist Patrícia Campos Mello and Nicaraguan journalists Lucía Pineda Ubau and Miguel Mora will receive the 2019 International Press Freedom Awards given by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) every year. Read more »


Salvadoran journalist held in ICE detention for more than a year is released as he seeks asylum in U.S.

Salvadoran journalist Manuel Durán was released from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention on July 11 more than one year after his arrest while covering an immigration protest. Read more »


Independent Cuban media criticize government decree establishing sanctions on sites hosted outside of the country

A new decree by the Cuban government regarding internet on the island has raised criticism from independent media and citizens on social networks who point to the risks that the rules could be used to undermine freedom of expression and access to information in the country . Read more »


Court orders case reopened for Salvadoran journalist detained in U.S. for more than one year

A Salvadoran journalist who has been detained for 15 months by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), now has the possibility to request asylum and bond, according to a press release from his lawyers. Read more »


New Knight Center course in Portuguese will explore how to interview data for investigative reports; Register today

Brazil has become a force for data journalism in Latin America and around the world. The country hosts conferences dedicated to the topic, its media outlets are recognized by international awards and its journalists have created successful sites dedicated solely to the reporting approach.

Despite all this, there’s still progress to be made and databases to be explored. Read more »


Nicaraguan journalist who was jailed by the Ortega government receives IWMF Courage in Journalism Award

Costa Rican-Nicaraguan journalist Lucía Pineda is one of five women journalists to be honored with the 2019 Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). Read more »


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