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Students of online course on video for the internet earn scholarships for seminar on YouTube Space in São Paulo

Reinventing the language of journalistic audiovisual production for the web was the main theme of the massive open online course (MOOC) "News video production for the internet." It’s also what the fifteen students of the course who were selected to participate in a workshop on YouTube Space in São Paulo wanted to express in their projects. Read more »


Glenn Greenwald launches The Intercept Brasil in Portuguese to cover Brazilian social and political news


By Teresa Mioli and Heloisa Aruth Sturm

 

Glenn Greenwald, the American journalist known for reports on the National Security Agency (NSA), launched The Intercept Brasil, a country-specific version of the site he co-founded in 2014.

In his announcement of the site, Greenwald cited a dearth of diverse media options in Brazil, and the success of The Intercept’s reporting in that country, as reasons for the launch. Read more »


Police arrest man suspected of participating in the murder of Brazilian journalist

On July 27, authorities arrested a man suspected of participating in the murder of Brazilian journalist João Miranda do Carmo, according to news site G1. Read more »


Brazilian journalists create digital news platform specializing on gender issues and data journalism

Next month, a group of women Brazilian journalists plan to launch a digital news platform that will use data journalism to address issues related to gender.  Read more »


Peruvian journalists sentenced for revealing alleged irregularities in election of judicial council member

Journalist César Lévano, director of the Peruvian newspaper Diario Uno (formerly newspaper La Primera), and journalist Javier Soto of the same media outlet, were sentenced to pay 50,000 soles (about USD $15,000) as civil reparation for the former advisor of the National Council of the Judiciary Luz Marina Guzmán, for alleged "moral damage" caused by one of their reports, according to Read more »


Digital native media inform and empower rural and indigenous communities in Latin America


Theaters in the streets to relay information, chronicles in indigenous languages and unknown stories from rural communities that don’t appear on the traditional news agenda. This is what some digital native media outlets in Latin America are producing and promoting.

Digital sites like La Pública in Bolivia, El Pitazo in Venezuela and global site Rising Voices are establishing relationships with low-income, rural and indigenous communities. Read more »


Journalist killed in central Brazil received threats, family says

Journalist João Miranda do Carmo was killed on the evening of July 24 in the city of Santo Antônio do Descoberto, Goiás state, in central Brazil, reported newspaper O Popular. Read more »


Mexican journalist killed while under state protection in Veracruz

Another journalist from Veracruz, Mexico has been killed, this time while under state protection.

On July 21, police reporter Pedro Tamayo Rosas was shot multiple times in front of his wife and children outside his house in Tierra Blanca. He died on the way to the hospital. Read more »


SPECIAL REPORT: New Cuban journalism emerges on the internet, beyond the official and opposition media


By Daniel Wizenberg (*)

 

Digital journalism has arrived in Cuba, in the Cuban way. Read more »


Brazilian fact-checking organization Aos Fatos celebrates one year and prepares for new challenges

Brazilian fact-checking startup Aos Fatos (translated as To the Facts) is celebrating its one-year anniversary and already making plans to expand its digital presence and to invest in publishing via video. Created in July 2015, the organization is dedicated to verifying facts and statements made by authorities, a journalistic practice that has become known as fact-checking. Read more »


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