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Peruvian investigative site launches transnational project with data on illegal trafficking of cultural goods from Latin America

“Stolen Memory” is the investigation that led to the creation of the first journalistic platform that collects massive data on illicit trafficking of cultural artifacts from Latin American countries. It is a project of Peruvian digital investigative journalism site Ojo Público, which invited four important media in the region to participate in a transnational and collaborative investigation. Read more »

Latin American journalists receive the 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Awards at Columbia University in New York City

The Maria Moors Cabot Prizes for outstanding reporting on the Americas were formally awarded to Latin American journalists on Oct. 18 at a dinner and ceremony at Columbia University in New York.

The Cabot is the oldest international journalism award in the world, and in its 78-year history this was the first time that all awardees were journalists born in Latin America. Traditionally, the prize has been given to two Americans and two Latin Americans, although in the past, journalists from Canada, the United Kingdom and Spain have also been recognized. Read more »

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Podcasting is having its heyday. The medium allows for users around the world to tune into their favorite programs, on topics ranging from fantasy football to foreign policy, at any time of the day or night. Read more »

IAPA says violence against journalists, legal processes and cyber attacks are the main threats to press freedom

The situation of press freedom on the American continent continues to face threats ranging from violence against journalists to the use of legal mechanisms, the adoption of restrictive laws and cyber attacks. Read more »

Univision and Latin American journalists collaborate to fact-check final U.S. presidential debate

For Borja Echevarria, vice president and digital editor-in-chief at Univision, the way forward at the legacy media company involves collaboration and diversity. Read more »

Project Shield seeks to protect media and freedom of expression from cyber attacks in Latin America

A new tool is available to Latin American newsrooms looking for protection against cyber attacks. Read more »

Data journalism reaches Cuba: is the first data journalism project on the island is a new website for data journalism was recently launched in Cuba by an interdisciplinary team of five members whose objective is to make it easier to understand information of public interest that is based on data. Read more »

Mexican governor of Veracruz resigns to face corruption charges; 17 journalists have died during his administration

By Silvia Higuera and Teresa Mioli


Javier Duarte de Ochoa, governor of Veracruz, Mexico who has been the subject of widespread criticism for the high levels of violence against journalists in his state, has resigned from his position as he faces unrelated corruption charges. Read more »

Cuban authorities detain 10 journalists covering effects of Hurricane Matthew

Update: In an editorial published on Oct. 16, the team at Cuban journalism site Periodismo de Barrio offered details about their detentions on Oct. 11 and 12 in the eastern province of Guantánamo where they had gone to cover the effects of Hurricane Matthew. They also addressed some criticisms of their work. Read more »

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