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Venezuela sees more violations to freedom of expression in 2019 than in the last eight years

2019 was the year with “the greatest historical setback” in terms of the deterioration of freedom of information and expression in Venezuela, according to the Press and Society Institute (IPYS) Venezuela. Read more »


Nicaragua records 61 cases of violence against journalists between December 2019 and February 2020

Between December 16 of last year and February 29 of this year, 61 cases of violence against journalists were documented. In all, 53 journalists were victims of violence, some more than once.

Just over 400 crimes against press freedom and access to information were recorded in the period, classified into 25 different types. These include cases of harassment, censorship, intimidation, physical and verbal abuse, damage to equipment, theft and three cases of sexual violence, among others. Read more »


Young journalist shot in Guatemala dies

This story is developing and will be updated as new information is obtained. Read more »


Coronavirus fact-checking collaboration brings together 91 organizations in 40 countries and may be the largest in history

A global collaboration project between fact-checking organizations is working to disprove rumors and combat disinformation about the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus epidemic. As of Feb. Read more »


Three years after murder, one of the killers of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez has been sentenced

The man who admitted to having participated in the murder of investigative Mexican journalist Javier Valdez, shot and killed on May 15, 2017, has received 14 years and eight months in prison. Read more »


I/A Court HR admits case from newspaper El Universo against the State of Ecuador after criminal sentence for defamation in 2012

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I/A Court HR) decided to admit the case of newspaper El Universo against the State of Ecuador. After the publication was sued by then-President Rafael Correa based on a 2011 opinion column, a columnist and three executives received criminal sentences. Read more »


Research shows how to adapt experiences of European journalism startups to the Latin American reality

How can the examples of two successful European journalism startups be useful to a newspaper run by a workers' cooperative in Latin America? This is what Argentine journalist Javier Borelli seeks to understand in the recently released study “Rebooting journalism: how media startups overcame the business model crisis. Read more »


Prosecutor declares 1990 murder of Colombian journalist a crime against humanity

On Feb. 24, the Prosecutor’s Office 40 of the Specialized Directorate Against Human Rights Violations in Colombia declared the murders of journalist Silvia Duzán and three members of the Association of Farm Workers of Carare (ATCC, for its acronym in Spanish) as crimes against humanity, according to the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP). Read more »


Check out the program for ISOJ 2020 and register now for this unique global conference on online journalism

The short program for the 21st International Symposium on Online Journalism is now available. ISOJ 2020 features more than 40 speakers from around the world who will discuss the present and future of digital journalism from April 24 – 25, 2020 at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin.

The program is still evolving and not yet 100% complete. We’ll be adding to it in the coming week and will publish a final version soon. In the meantime, we invite you to peruse the program thus far to see who’s speaking and which topics we’ll be covering. Read more »


Apply for the new Spanish-language course on journalistic coverage with a gender perspective

A new course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, in partnership with the International Women’s Media Foundation and supported by the Google News Initiative, will provide strategies and tips for covering different genders and identities.

The Spanish-language course, Inclusive coverage: gender perspective in the newsroom,” will run March 2-29 and will be led by instructors Silvia Trujillo and Daniel Villatoro. Read more »


 


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