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UN and IACHR rapporteurs charge Mexican government with providing effective protection for country’s journalists

In Mexico, journalists live under the terror of violence and although the government has created mechanisms to protect these professionals, impunity and insecurity continue in the country. These are some of the conclusions of David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, and Edison Lanza, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), after a one-week missio Read more »


Journalist duo travels seven Latin American countries to tell the story of violence and murders in the region

* This post has been updated to include information about the team at Dromómanos.

For three years, journalists Alejandra Sánchez Inzunza and José Luis Pardo Veiras traveled more than 34,000 miles through 18 Latin American countries in a third-hand Volkswagen Pointer. Their objective: to tell the story of the region’s cocaine route. Read more »


Brazilian reporters create profitable news site, JOTA, specializing in judicial issues

Can a rapidly growing digital media outlet, which focuses exclusively on judicial matters and which charges for information, succeed and become sustainable in the current media environment? The founders of Brazilian site JOTA – named for the J in Justice – are proving that yes, all this is possible. Read more »


Honduran journalists face aggression and harassment after controversial presidential elections

*This post has been updated to include new of three international journalists who were deported in the aftermath of the elections. Read more »


Mexican authorities arrest former police officer suspected of abducting journalist in Baja California

The Mexican Attorney General's Office (PGR for its acronym in Spanish) announced on Dec. 2 that a man identified as Fabricio "N" in Mexicali, capital of the state of Baja California, was arrested and accused of being responsible for the abduction of a journalist and theft of his materials in February of this year. Read more »


La Bot, Chile’s first conversational news bot, wins thousands of followers during country’s elections

Inspired by the power of messaging applications to create personal relationships with news readers, a trio of veteran Chilean journalists set out this year to offer a news bot that would keep voters informed during the country’s upcoming elections. Read more »


Court denies appeal from Brazilian photographer who lost an eye after being hit by rubber bullet while covering a protest

On Nov. 29, the São Paulo Court of Justice (TJ-SP) denied an appeal in the second instance from Brazilian photographer Sérgio Silva, who sought compensation from the State for losing his left eye after being hit by a rubber bullet while covering a protest in São Paulo on June 13, 2013. Read more »


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