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UNESCO and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights join forces to strengthen freedom of expression in the region

In search of improving efforts to protect freedoms of expression and of the press, and to strengthen the security of journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean, UNESCO and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Oct. 2. Read more »


Media outlets from Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela and U.S. bring home 2019 Gabo Awards

In a traditional ceremony that celebrates the best of Ibero-American journalism, the 2019 Gabo Awards were presented on the night of Oct. 3 during the Gabo Festival held in Medellín, Colombia. Read more »


Cartoonist Pedro X. Molina on Nicaragua: 'Independent journalism has become one of the basic needs of the population'

During the political crisis that has taken hold in Nicaragua since April 2018, independent journalism and criticism of President Daniel Ortega has stood out as much as it has been targeted by the government. Cartoonist Pedro X. Molina is one of the representatives of this journalism: his striking cartoons tell the stories of resistance from Nicaraguans and explain the acts of violence committed by public agents in an attempt to stifle the protests that erupted in the country a year and a half ago. Read more »


Celebrate women journalists in Latin America this October during IWMF’s #JournoHeroes campaign

For the third year, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is participating in the Women Journo Heroes campaign led by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) during the month of October.

The Knight Center has taken the opportunity to highlight the role of women journalists in Latin America for their bravery and perseverance. Read more »


Haitian journalist shot while covering protest in Port-au-Prince

*This post was updated to include information from CPJ.

A Haitian journalist was hit by a gunshot as police fired live ammunition during a protest in Port-au-Prince on Sept. 30, according to the radio station where he works, Radio Sans Fin, as reported by Reuters. Read more »


Nicaraguan journalists tell IACHR that the State has not complied with precautionary measures for their protection

At a public hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), journalists from Nicaragua denounced that the precautionary measures granted by that entity have not been complied with by the Nicaraguan State, a situation that places them at further risk. Representatives of the Nicaraguan State did not appear at the hearing. Read more »


Honduran journalist who previously received death threats had gun put to her head outside home

Journalist Sandra Maribel Sánchez, a journalist from Radio Progreso in Tegucigalpa, Honduras who has previously received death threats, said a man put a gun to her head as she arrived home in her car on Sept. 26. Read more »


Peru’s IDL-Reporteros wins Global Shining Light Award for investigative reports on corruption

In recent years, journalists at Peruvian investigative site IDL-Reporteros have dug into corruption scandals that implicated presidents, politicians and judges. Read more »


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