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Guatemalan Chancellor uses law meant to protect women to get judge to silence criticism from journalist

The Guatemalan Minister of Foreign Affairs used a law that protects women from violence to sue a critical journalist and get a judge to order him to refrain from publishing new articles related to her or even approaching the chancellor. Read more »


Second suspect captured in Colombia in connection with abduction of Ecuadorian journalists

The Attorney General’s Office of Ecuador announced the capture of “Cherry,” who they said is the alleged material author of the abduction of the journalistic team from Ecuadorian newspaper El Comercio. Read more »


Argentinian and Brazilian journalists recognized with Maria Moors Cabot Prize for outstanding reporting on the Americas

Two Argentinian and one Brazilian journalist are among the recipients of the 2018 Maria Moors Cabot Prize recognizing careers that further inter-American understanding.  Read more »


‘There is no learning without error’: Latin American journalists share mistakes made and lessons learned

To err is human – and unavoidable for any journalist. Any professional sincere enough with themself is able to admit that they’ve committed their fair share of mistakes throughout their career. And it is precisely the ability to embrace mistakes, to try to understand them and learn from them that can lead to making them less frequently. Read more »


Peruvian journalist Gustavo Gorriti says he will not reveal his sources, ‘not in three, thirty or 300 days’

Updated (July 18): On July 15, Supreme Prosecutor for Internal Oversight Víctor Raúl Rodríguez Monteza excused himself from continuing to head the investigation of the audio recordings published by IDL-Reporteros and the news program Panorama, according to what the public prosecutor's office wrote on Twitter. The audio recordings point to alleged corruption among judges of the National Council of the Magistracy. Read more »


Ecuador moves away from media repression, but journalists continue to work cautiously: CPJ report

The repression and fear that the government of President Rafael Correa (2007 - 2017) imposed on the Ecuadorian media and journalists is apparently coming to an end after the arrival of Lenin Moreno last year, according to a recent report by the Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ). Read more »


Abraji’s Tim Lopes Program investigates second case as part of campaign against impunity in Brazilian journalists' deaths

People who knew Brazilian Jairo Sousa are still in shock over the radio journalist’s death.

They say he was a combative personality and “denounced suspicious bidding, overbilling in purchases in [city's] departments. He was critical of the current city hall, some city councilors and even businessmen,” Angelina Nunes, coordinator of the Tim Lopes Program for the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji), told the Knight Center. Read more »


Police chief suspended after journalists are attacked while reporting in Mexico City

A photojournalist from newspaper Reforma, Alejandro Mendoza, and Azteca News reporter Isidro Corro said they were assaulted by agents of the Ministry of Public Security (SSP) during the early morning hours of July 8 while covering a police operation in Colonia Doctores, in Mexico City, according to El Universal. Read more »


Venezuelan collaboration on pediatric health and Colombian reporting on plastic surgery win Roche Health Journalism Prize

Reports on pediatric healthcare in Venezuela and illegal plastic surgery in Colombia were awarded with the Roche Health Journalism Prize on July 5.

The prize, organized by Roche América Latina with the Technical Secretariat of the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI), “seeks to recognize excellence and promote quality journalistic work in the coverage of health issues in Latin America.” Read more »


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