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Eight Latin American projects among finalists for the 2017 Data Journalism Awards

*Editor's note: This story has been updated to include Postdata.club from Cuba as a finalist in the "Data journalism website of the year" category.

Eight projects from five Latin American countries– Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica and Cuba– are among the finalists for the 2017 Data Journalism Awards. Read more »


Latin Americans take home POY Latam awards for photographing life around the globe

Photographers from nine countries in Ibero-America were among the winners of the 2017 Pictures of the Year Latam (POY Latam) contest. The biennial competition awards excellence in documentary and artistic photography across Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States. This year, finalists from more than 1,900 entries were judged in Barcelona, Spain, and the winners were announced on May 27. Read more »


Venezuelan journalists covering daily demonstrations must guard against police, 'colectivos,' and protestors

May 26 marked 56 days of continuous protests against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, during which journalists face aggression from police, armed collectives and protesters alike. Read more »


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 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 »


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