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Local and international journalists face restrictions from government when covering massive protest in Venezuela

A day of demonstrations in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas ended with complaints of restrictions on freedoms of the press and of expression, including attacks and temporary detentions of some media workers, as well as international journalists being banned from entering the country. Read more »


Honduran journalist convicted of defamation faces up to three years in prison and a professional ban

In Honduras, investigative journalist Ariel Armando D’Vicente Jarquín, 48, was sentenced to three years in prison for the crime of defamation for reporting on a former police chief, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Read more »


Students of video course from ANJ and the Knight Center receive training at YouTube Space in São Paulo

Fifteen students selected from the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Portuguese, “News video production for the internet,” participated in a training event at YouTube Space in São Paulo on Aug. 31. The students attended a special workshop on video production taught by YouTube staff. Read more »


Latin American public media search for successful funding models (Second article of the series)


In this second article of a series addressing public media in Latin America, researchers talked to the Knight Center about current and potential solutions to finding financial autonomy, what they consider to be one of the major challenges to the consolidation of an independent public media system. Read more »


With short stories and artistic illustrations, a 1-year old Cuban online magazine innovates to cover water problems

Almost one year after its official launch, Cuban digital magazine Periodismo de Barrio decided to use the month of August, a time when Cubans traditionally take vacations, to publish an innovative project that explored a major natural resource through short stories and original illustrations. Read more »


Special Rapporteur of the IACHR finds discord and polarization between Bolivian government and critical media

There is discord between the government of Bolivian President Evo Morales and a large sector of the media, as well as organizations defending freedom of expression, said Edison Lanza, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), during a visit to La Paz, according to Página Siete. Read more »


Peruvian journalists release book of investigative research tools in the era of massive data

Update (Aug. 30, 2016): A digital version of "The Swiss Army Knife for Journalists" is now available online in Spanish and English. An interactive version in Spanish is also online. Read more »


Police arrest second man accused of participating in murder of Brazilian journalist

A second person accused of participating in the murder of journalist João Miranda do Carmo was arrested on the night of Aug. 26, about a month after the crime, according to news site G1. Read more »


Ecuadorian Association of Newspaper Editors (AEDEP) wins the IAPA Grand Prize for Press Freedom

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) just announced its annual awards for Excellence in Journalism 2016, aimed to “encourage excellence in journalism and the defense of freedom of expression throughout the continent.” Read more »


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