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Murder of citizen journalist in Mexico sends shock waves through citizen news networks

The recent murder of María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio, a physician and citizen journalist known on Twitter for her reports of cartel activity in northern Mexico, has sent shock waves through the state of Tamaulipas and shaken journalists working in citizen news networks across the region. Read more »


Mexican news site SinEmbargo asks government to investigate series of attacks

The Mexican news site SinEmbargo has demanded that authorities investigate a series of attacks, threats, and defamatory acts that have targeted the publication regularly since Oct. 8, shortly after the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa in the state of Guerrero. Read more »


IAPA denounces the deterioration of freedom of expression and lack of access to public information in the region

The 70th General Assembly of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), an organization that brings together media owners and editors of the Americas, condemned the “direct and indirect censorship and physical attacks on journalists” that have occurred in the last six months. Read more »


UNESCO and Knight Center offer course for Mexican judges about the international legal framework for freedom of expression

With the support of the Supreme Court of Mexico, through the Mexican Association of Imparters of Justice, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas of the University of Texas at Austin and the UNESCO Chair at Ibero-American University, offer the online course “International Framework for Press Freedom and Protection of Journalists” aimed at judges and other operators of jus Read more »


Second edition of Knight Center book “Digital Tools for Journalists” now available in Portuguese

The second e-book from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, “Digital Tools for Journalists,” by Argentinian journalist Sandra Crucianelli, is now available in Portuguese. Read more »


Paraguayan journalist killed along border with Brazil is third to die this year

Paraguayan journalist Pablo Medina Velázquez, murdered in the northeastern Canindeyú department while working on assignment, is the third journalist to be killed in the country this year and the latest in a series of journalists to be Read more »


Mexican journalist denounces human rights violation before the United Nations

Journalist and activist Lydia Cacho Ribeiro was abducted in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo and tortured en route to Puebla after publishing a book, titled the "The Demons of Eden," on an investigation tha Read more »


Applications open for international journalism fellowship programs in the United States

The following fellowships offered by universities in the United States are a great option for journalists from across the globe looking to hone their multimedia skills or for the space to develop a specific project. 

Each year, the Nieman Foundation at Harvard, the John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford, and the Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan offer year-long fellowships that include access to classroom resources and opportunities to connect with international, forward-thinking journalists. Read more »


As violence against journalists continues across Mexico, advocates demand greater protection measures

When a group of men entered the Silao offices of El Heraldo de Leon in September and threatened and beat reporter Karla Silva, the case became a rallyi Read more »


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