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Director of Venezuelan news site placed under house arrest after almost nine months in jail

Chilean-Venezuelan journalist Braulio Jatar, who has been in jail since Sept. 3, 2016, has been released and is under house arrest. Read more »


Brazilian newspaper with majority print subscribers closes daily paper edition and increases profit margin

As of June 1, Gazeta do Povo, the newspaper with the largest circulation in the Brazilian state of Paraná, will no longer publish its daily print edition. The transition to a business model focused on digital mobile platforms is bold, considering the newspaper's audience: more than half of Gazeta's subscribers come from the print edition. Read more »


ISOJ calls journalism researchers to submit papers for 2018 global conference and special journal edition

The submission deadline for papers has been extended to Sept. 22, 2017.

The International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) has a special call for papers for the 2018 #ISOJ Journal, which will feature original research about how journalists view their profession and their role during a time of incredible change in the industry. Read more »


Brazil does not punish public servants who don't comply with access to information law, says Article 19

Civil servants who do not comply with the Law on Access to Information (LAI) in Brazil are not punished, according to a recent report from Article 19 Brazil, an NGO that defends freedom of expression and the right to information. The report was launched in celebration of the five-year law, which became effective on May 16. Read more »


Threatened Mexican journalist and TV channel owner kidnapped in Michoacán

Salvador Adame Pardo, journalist and owner of channel 4TV, was kidnapped in the afternoon of May 18 in the state of Michoacán, Mexico. Read more »


Sign up now for our new online course on data journalism: "Python for Data Journalists: Analyzing Money in Politics"

Data journalists are the newest rock stars of the newsroom. Using computer programming and data journalism techniques, they have the power to cull through big data to find original and important stories.

Learn these techniques and some savvy computer programming to produce your own bombshell investigations in the latest massive open online course (MOOC) from the Knight Center, “Python for Data Journalists: Analyzing Money in Politics.” Read more »


Young Mexican journalist who traveled to the US seeking asylum has been detained for more than 100 days by ICE

Mexican journalist Martín Méndez Pineda (26), who traveled to the United States to seek political asylum because he feared for his life, has been detained for more than 100 days in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers. Read more »


Mexican reporter's murder leads to widespread protest of violence against journalists and impunity


By Cat Cardenas and Teresa Mioli

When Javier Valdez’s colleague Miroslava Breach was killed in Chihuahua on March 23 of this year, Valdez wrote on Twitter, “No Al Silencio” (No to Silence), a rejection of censorship and violence against the press in his country. Following his own murder, Valdez's colleagues have picked up those words to continue the fight. Read more »


Award-winning Mexican journalist and author who covered drug trafficking is killed in Sinaloa


Internationally recognized Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas was killed early Monday afternoon after he was intercepted and shot by unknown assailants, according to Ríodoce, the weekly newspaper where he worked. Read more »


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