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ISOJ accepting research papers for 2017 global conference on digital journalism

The International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) is now accepting submissions of research papers for the 18th year of its global conference and #ISOJ Journal.

Papers submitted must be based on original research about online journalism. All work will go through a blind review by a panel of scholars from leading universities around the world. Read more »


Bolivian government again calls CNN journalists to appear at trial in the case of alleged son of Evo Morales

Reporters from the international news network CNN en Español, Fernando del Rincón and Alexis Ardines were summoned again by the Bolivian public prosecutor to testify in the trial of the case of human trafficking concerning the former partner of President Evo Morales, Gabriela Zapata, as reported by Página Siete. Read more »


Colombian journalist accused of terrorism accepts rectification from expresident Uribe at court reconciliation

In the course of reporting on Colombia’s violent and complicated internal conflict, journalist Hollman Morris was accused of being an “accomplice to terror” and endured threats and harassment. Read more »


Special Rapporteurs tell Venezuelan government they are concerned with recent attacks against media in the country

Special Rapporteurs at the UN and Inter-American Commission communicated their concerns about the deterioration of media freedom to the Venezuelan government in attempts to open a dialogue with authorities and improve the situation for journalists in the country. Read more »


“Incidental news”: the new way that young people consume information


A new study on how young people in Argentina consume news reveals that this process is done haphazardly, mainly through cell phones, during free time and while immersed in the world of social networks. The consumption of news is “incidental” and old habits of searching for news on the computer, the television or print are being left behind. Read more »


Ojo Público: Law on Personal Data Protection should not be used to censor journalists in Peru

The main objective of the creation of the Law on Personal Data Protection– enacted on July 11, 2013 and effective in all of its rules since May 8, 2015 – was to protect the personal data of those who feel vulnerable by its publication, like its comercial use by private companies, up to achieving the removal of news related to information in question from the internet. Read more »


Students of online course on video for the internet earn scholarships for seminar on YouTube Space in São Paulo

Reinventing the language of journalistic audiovisual production for the web was the main theme of the massive open online course (MOOC) "News video production for the internet." It’s also what the fifteen students of the course who were selected to participate in a workshop on YouTube Space in São Paulo wanted to express in their projects. Read more »


Glenn Greenwald launches The Intercept Brasil in Portuguese to cover Brazilian social and political news


By Teresa Mioli and Heloisa Aruth Sturm

 

Glenn Greenwald, the American journalist known for reports on the National Security Agency (NSA), launched The Intercept Brasil, a country-specific version of the site he co-founded in 2014.

In his announcement of the site, Greenwald cited a dearth of diverse media options in Brazil, and the success of The Intercept’s reporting in that country, as reasons for the launch. Read more »


Police arrest man suspected of participating in the murder of Brazilian journalist

On July 27, authorities arrested a man suspected of participating in the murder of Brazilian journalist João Miranda do Carmo, according to news site G1. Read more »


Brazilian journalists create digital news platform specializing on gender issues and data journalism

Next month, a group of women Brazilian journalists plan to launch a digital news platform that will use data journalism to address issues related to gender.  Read more »


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