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Venezuela leads Latin America with the most journalists jailed because of their work, according to CPJ

Three journalists in Venezuela and a blogger in Brazil are among at least 251 journalists jailed around the world in relation to their work. Read more »


'I denounce the dictator Daniel Ortega,' says editor Carlos Chamorro after police raid newsroom in Nicaragua

Officers with the National Police raided the offices of Nicaraguan news outlet Confidencial around midnight on Dec. 13, taking computer equipment and documents with them, according to reports from the publication. Read more »


El Nacional, Venezuela's largest independent newspaper, to end print edition

Venezuela’s largest independent newspaper will stop circulating in print after Dec. 14 and will turn its attention to its website. Read more »


Nicaraguan journalists in crisis seek more resources and attention from the international press

Independent media in Nicaragua need technical resources, an international forum and greater visibility in the international press to guarantee the continuity of their work and to attract the attention of the world to the critical situation that journalists are experiencing in the country. Read more »


Lado B, a regional Mexican media outlet that tells stories of the people while still keeping an eye on the powerful

Mexican site Lado B, of Puebla, was born seven years ago with the objective of telling stories of people who are not usually within the purview of conventional newspapers. However, it is also a site that continues to be critical of those in power.

For the executive director of independent Mexican news site Animal Político, Daniel Moreno, Lado B is proof that quality regional journalism is possible, that it is not condemned to live on political advertising or be part of a political project. Lado B is at the service of readers, Moreno said. Read more »


Brazilian organizations debate threats to press and launch protection network for communicators

A meeting held in São Paulo in early December brought together communicators, press freedom groups and State representatives to discuss the threats facing the press, the measures the State is taking to fight impunity in violence against media professionals and next steps for launching a protection network for communicators. Read more »


TIME magazine cites Latin American journalism as it honors persecuted journalists as 'Person of the Year'

In honoring persecuted journalists around the world as its “Person of the Year,” U.S. magazine TIME highlighted stories of reporters from Latin America. Read more »


Database of collaborative journalism projects now available in Portuguese and Spanish

Journalists in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries can now access a database of collaborative journalism in their local languages. Read more »


Nearly 40 Latin American journalists work across borders for global investigation into medical devices industry

*This post has been updated.

Eleven media outlets from Latin America worked on the latest transnational investigation spearheaded by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The Implant Files, released on Nov. 26, looks at the global medical device industry and the regulation (or lack thereof) surrounding it. Read more »


Director of independent media outlet in Nicaragua harassed by government faces several lawsuits

The executive director of a Nicaraguan news outlet that has denounced harassment from the government in recent weeks is now the target of multiple lawsuits. Read more »


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