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Seven Latin American journalists join award-winning International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

The award-winning International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) welcomed seven Latin American journalists to its network.

The journalists from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic and Uruguay are among 22 journalists selected as part of the global network that collaborates on in-depth, transnational investigative stories on issues like crime, corruption and accountability. Read more »


Ebook 'Global Journalism Education: Challenges and Innovations' now available for download in Spanish

Educators and journalists in Spanish-speaking countries now have access to a free ebook compiling country case studies on journalism education, as well as lessons from journalism educators around the world. Read more »


Venezuelan investigative journalist recognized with Knight International Journalism Award

Venezuelan investigative journalist Joseph Poliszuk, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Armando.info, is one of two “courageous digital news pioneers” to receive the Knight International Journalism Award. Read more »


Director of Venezuela’s El Nacional says paper’s site targeted by regulatory agency due partly to coverage of voter abstention

Just after the controversial May 20 presidential elections, a regulatory agency for the government of Venezuela is using a controversial new communications law against the website of one of the country’s most widely circulated newspapers. Read more »


Organizations in Colombia and Mexico create initiatives to hold political candidates accountable for treatment of the press

As Latin American journalists prepare to cover the political campaigns and elections taking place across the region over the next few months, they are facing candidates and members of the public hostile to the profession, including some who will use verbal attacks to interfere with their work.

So as reporters, photographers and editors head to polling places and rallies to cover election season, freedom of expression organizations and journalism advocates are monitoring attacks on the press and creating initiatives to promote accountability from candidates. Read more »


Mexican reporter seeking asylum will return to court with new evidence and support from U.S. journalism community

The lawyer for Mexican reporter Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, who has been in a detention center in El Paso, Texas since December 2017, says he has new evidence to convince the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to grant the journalist asylum. Read more »


Mexican authorities arrest drug trafficking leader in Chihuahua linked to Miroslava Breach murder

Mexican authorities arrested Arturo Quintina, known as “El 80,” an alleged drug trafficker suspected of ordering the March 2017 murder of journalist Miroslava Breach, according to El País. Read more »


#ISOJ journal launches call for papers and the topic for next issue: 'Digital Media and Democracy in the Americas'

For the second year, the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, is making a call for papers for a special edition of its official academic journal #ISOJ that will be entirely dedicated to one topic. This time, the theme will be "Digital Media and Democracy in the Americas." Read more »


Learn data visualization from Alberto Cairo. Sign up for Knight Center's free online course powered by Google

We are in the era of data, which holds seemingly limitless opportunities for finding and telling important stories.

But sorting through huge amounts of information, making sense of the numbers and statistics, and finding a way to communicate that data in an easily comprehensible manner is not easy if you do not know where to start. Read more »


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