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Peruvian investigative journalism website Ojo Público experiments with innovative digital narratives

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


For Ojo Público, the search for new narratives and formats to tell a story is constant. According to journalists at this Peruvian investigative media site, the method they use is to design investigations that combine revelation and innovation, applying digital tools that allow them to improve reporting and the narrative of their stories, in order to inform the public. Read more »


Latin American digital sites participating in International Fact-Checking Day to combat proliferation of fake news

While April 1 is April Fools’ Day in many countries around the world, the following day will be dedicated to finding the truth. The International Fact-Checking Network from The Poynter Institute has declared April 2 as International Fact-Checking Day in order to highlight the importance of fact-checking among readers. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Panelists will discuss the podcast boom and how news organizations can jump on the bandwagon

Since the debut of investigative reporting podcast Serial, more Americans than ever are listening to podcasts. Read more »


Chumel Torres brings the intersection of comedy and journalism to Latin America and delivers news with humor and intelligence

Chumel Torres is not a journalist.

Nevertheless, his comedy, which is based on commentary of news, culture and politics, is consumed by hundreds of thousands of Latin Americans. Read more »


Journalists from several countries create digital magazine to report on the world with a Latin American perspective

When two of six co-founding journalists of Revista Late met at the Festival for the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award in October 2016, they felt that their visions and expectations toward journalism would lead them to create something together. Read more »


RSF publishes report on censorship and surveillance of journalists on World Day Against Cyber-Censorship

Reporters Without Borders (RSF for its acronym in French) recently published the report "Censorship and surveillance of journalists: an unscrupulous business,” in which it denounces several cases of digital surveillance of journalists by both democratic and authoritarian governments around the world. Read more »


Traditional radio faces new competition in Latin America: podcasts from digital native media arrive on the scene

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


When you’re stuck in rush hour traffic, there are few options to release stress. The most common technique has been to turn on the radio and distract yourself by listening to music, a newscast or a talk-show. Today, however, traditional radio faces new competition: more and more people turn on their smartphone and listen to their favorite podcast on their car speakers. Read more »


Organizations launch collaborative site that compiles requests made through access to information law in Brazil

The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) and nonprofit Transparency Brazil launched the project Achados e Pedidos (Request and Found), which aims to be the country’s largest platform for requests and responses to the Law of Access to Information (LAI), as well as a tool to monitor compliance with the legislation. Read more »


Researchers conduct first-ever census for freelance journalists working in Spanish

Researchers have started a project they hope will provide, for the first time, a more comprehensive view of freelance journalists working.

The survey, located at CensoFreelance.Org, is intended for freelance journalists working, writing and publishing in Spanish in Latin American, Spanish and U.S. Hispanic media. It is open for the month of March. Read more »


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