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Journalist claims political motives led to his dismissal from radio station and accuses Argentine President Macri

Minutes before the start of his program ‘La Mañana’ on station Radio Continental in Argentina this past Jan. 11, journalist Víctor Hugo Morales was informed that his contract had been terminated, newspaper La Nación reported. Read more »


Venezuelan journalist and government press officer killed while entering home

Venezuelan authorities are working to determine the motive behind the killing of journalist and government press officer Ricardo Durán.

Early in the morning of Jan. 20, officials reported that Durán had been killed in the entrance to the building where he lives in the Caricuao neighborhood of Caracas. Read more »


Panamanian court's decision to order a newspaper to pay $25,000 in compensation to a judge generates protests

The Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court of Panama rejected an appeal filed by two journalists and an editorial group against an earlier decision concerning a civil lawsuit filed by a former Supreme Court justice, according to La Prensa. Read more »


Journalists attacked by police during protest in São Paulo

In a violent action carried out by the military police to disperse protesters in São Paulo during a demonstration against increased transportation fares held on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at least nine media professionals were wounded, according to Abraji (the Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism). Read more »


Registration is now open for ISOJ 2016

Online journalism enthusiasts can now register for the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), which brings hundreds of editors, reporters and academics from around the world for a two-day discussion about current trends, issues and innovation in the field. Click here to register. Read more »


Vargas Llosa and other Latin American journalists honored with King of Spain Awards

The 33rd King of Spain awards, announced on Jan. 12, recognized Latin American journalists who investigated and penned stories about time and place, poverty, sexual exploitation and violence, technology and environmental pollution. Read more »


Last days to register for online course “Data Visualization and Infographics with D3” in Spanish; space is limited

Virtual seats are still available for the Knight Center’s upcoming course in Spanish, “Data Visualization and Infographics with D3,” which starts on Jan. 18. Register now.

This is the first time this course will be offered in Spanish. More than 1,000 people interested in data-visualization took this course in English last year when it was taught by Alberto Cairo and Scott Murray. Read more »


Second suspect in murder of Paraguayan journalist Pablo Medina captured in Brazil

A man accused of murdering Paraguayan journalist Pablo Medina has been detained in southern Brazil.

Flavio Acosta Riveros, detained in the south Brazilian state of Paraná on Jan. 9, is the second person accused in the murder to be captured in Brazil. Read more »


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