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Guatemala publishes first Braille newspaper in Central America


On Thursday, May 31, the first Braille newspaper in Central American was published in Guatemala, reported the news site CNN México. Read more »


Argentine reporters attacked while covering protest for second time in 10 days

A team of reporters was attacked during a demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina, while trying to cover a "pots and pans" protest in front of the Court Palace the night of Friday, June 1. The incident occurred just 10 days after the same reporting team was attacked by another group of protesters in the same place, reported the Argentine Association of Journalistic Entities. Read more »


10 years after investigative reporter Tim Lopes was killed, 2012 has become the most dangerous year for journalists in Brazil

Sunday, May 3, marked 10 years since the death of Brazilian investigative journalist Tim Lopes, who was tortured and killed while reporting on a favela, or slum, in Rio de Janeiro. A decade later, 2012 has become the most violent year for Brazilian journalists, according to the newspaper Estado de São Paulo. In just five months, four journalists have been killed for their work. Read more »


Brazilian journalists recommend useful tools for investigative reporting with data

In the making of investigative reports, journalists need to work with different sources, codes, and data of varying formats. Online, there are tools available for creating and manipulating databases, but the question is knowing which are the most useful for investigative journalism. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas asked this question to four Brazilian reporters. Read more »


Letter to OAS supports Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, opposes proposals to limit human rights system


A group of 16 organizations that belong to the Global Network for Free Expression (IFEX) sent a letter to the Organization of American States (OAS) calling for the strengthening of the regional human rights system, which includes the Inter American Commission on Human Rights, the Inter American Human Rights Court, and the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression. Read more »


New York Times looking for new audience on Hulu

Joining news outlets like ABC News, NBC News, and The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times now has a channel on Hulu, allowing users to watch videos produced for the Times' website, according to the Nieman Journalism Lab. Read more »


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