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New Radio Ambulante podcast, El Hilo, wants to explain the news with a narrative format and focus on Latin America

Radio Ambulante, which has had an award-winning and recognized podcast on Latin American stories for eight years, in addition to investing in listening clubs and a Spanish learning app, will launch a product with a more news-centered focus. Read more »


An important note about ISOJ cancellation


With a heavy heart, we’ve decided to cancel the in-person component of this year’s International Symposium on Online Journalism due to COVID-19. Read more »


Inter-American Human Rights Commission charges Brazil with guaranteeing journalists' work

"Unusual." That is how the president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States (IACHR-OAS), Joel Hernández García, described the current moment of freedom of expression in Brazil. Read more »


Cuban journalist who received asylum in U.S. is released from detention center after ICE loses appeal

On March 4, Cuban journalist Yariel Valdés González (29) was released after spending almost 12 months in different detention centers of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Read more »


Venezuela sees more violations to freedom of expression in 2019 than in the last eight years

2019 was the year with “the greatest historical setback” in terms of the deterioration of freedom of information and expression in Venezuela, according to the Press and Society Institute (IPYS) Venezuela. Read more »


Nicaragua records 61 cases of violence against journalists between December 2019 and February 2020

Between December 16 of last year and February 29 of this year, 61 cases of violence against journalists were documented. In all, 53 journalists were victims of violence, some more than once.

Just over 400 crimes against press freedom and access to information were recorded in the period, classified into 25 different types. These include cases of harassment, censorship, intimidation, physical and verbal abuse, damage to equipment, theft and three cases of sexual violence, among others. Read more »


Young journalist shot in Guatemala dies

This story is developing and will be updated as new information is obtained. Read more »


Coronavirus fact-checking collaboration brings together 91 organizations in 40 countries and may be the largest in history

A global collaboration project between fact-checking organizations is working to disprove rumors and combat disinformation about the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus epidemic. As of Feb. Read more »


Three years after murder, one of the killers of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez has been sentenced

The man who admitted to having participated in the murder of investigative Mexican journalist Javier Valdez, shot and killed on May 15, 2017, has received 14 years and eight months in prison. Read more »


I/A Court HR admits case from newspaper El Universo against the State of Ecuador after criminal sentence for defamation in 2012

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I/A Court HR) decided to admit the case of newspaper El Universo against the State of Ecuador. After the publication was sued by then-President Rafael Correa based on a 2011 opinion column, a columnist and three executives received criminal sentences. Read more »


 


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