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Sign up now for free online course on Mobile Journalism; it is the 11th MOOC offered by the Knight Center

Mobile devices are everywhere. They have become a global phenomenon in all facets of life – including journalism. News organizations in today’s digital media landscape can no longer think Digital First – but Mobile First.

To help people interested in learning about the latest in the mobile media landscape and how journalism can be done via the mobile the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will offer the free Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) “Introduction to Mobile Journalism.”

The course will take place from June 30 to August 3, 2014. Click here to register. Read more »


IAPA calls on Inter American Court to sentence Venezuela over TV network’s 2007 shutdown

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) called on the Inter American Court of Human Rights to sentence the Venezuelan government for having unlawfully shut down TV network RCTV in 2007. Read more »


Abraji publishes guide for journalists on Brazil’s Public Information Law

To create more awareness and knowledge in Brazil about the country's young Public Information Law -- which was approved two years ago on May 16, 2012 --  the Brazilian Investigative Journalism Association (Abraji) published this week on its site the guide in Portuguese “Public Information Law -- What you need to know,” with the financial support of UNESCO's International Program for the Development of Communication. Read more »


Almost half of government institutions in Guatemala failed to present transparency reports, report says

Forty-six percent of Guatemala's government institutions bound under the country's Access to Public Information Law (LAIP in Spanish) did not present their annual reports on how they responded to public information requests received during 2013, news website Plaza Pública reported. Read more »


Bolivian city’s government suspends ads on local newspaper in apparent reprisal over video

The government of Bolivian city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra canceled the ads that usually run in local newspaper El Deber after the latter published in its website a video that shows the city's mayor Percy Fernández Áñez touching the leg of a journalist sitting next to him, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) said last week. Read more »


Renowned Colombian journalist María Teresa Ronderos to lead OSF's independent journalism program

Award-winning Colombian journalist María Teresa Ronderos will be the new director of Open Society Foundations' Program on Independent Journalism. Each year, the program channels millions of dollars to support independent journalism projects around the world. Read more »


Knight Center’s free online course on investigative journalism attracts 4,000 people from 150 countries. Register now!

More than 4,000 participants from all over the world have registered for the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Investigative Journalism for the Digital Age,” being taught by a team of four leading investigative journalists in the United States and offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas with support from the the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Read more »


Radio journalist shot and killed in Paraguay

Paraguayan journalist Fausto Gabriel Alcaraz was shot and killed on Friday May 16 in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, on the border with Brazil, several local media outlets reported. Read more »


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