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Violence against journalists grows in Mexico, 30 journalists killed during Peña Nieto’s administration: Article 19 Mexico

With 11 journalists killed in Mexico, 2016 became the most violent year for the press since 2000, according to the annual report “Freedoms in Resistance” made by Article 19 Mexico. Read more »


How Argentina’s La Nación became a data journalism powerhouse in Latin America

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*) Read more »


Journalists from Mexico, Cuba and U.S. are among the winners of El País’ Ortega y Gasset Awards

Journalists from Mexico and Cuba took home Ortega y Gasset journalism awards from Spanish newspaper El País announced on April 6. The 2017 edition was the 34th year of the award. The ceremony will be on May 11 in Madrid, and will crown the best reports in the Spanish language produced last year. Read more »


Freedom of the press also targeted virtually in Venezuela, where cyberattacks can force independent sites offline

This story has been updated to reflect the nature of the accusations against Vice President Tareck El Aissami. Read more »


Mexican newspaper Norte shuts down its digital and print editions for lack of guarantees after journalist is murdered

This article has been updated to report the subsequent closure of the digital version of newspaper Norte and the publication's financial crisis. Read more »


Journalists attacked during anti-government protests in Venezuela

The protests and the crises that followed the decision of the Venezuelan Supreme Court (TSJ) to suspend the powers of the National Assembly on Wednesday, March 29, have once again left the press in its most vulnerable position: security forces have assaulted reporters covering the protests, according to reports. Read more »


Prosecutor's office identifies two suspects in the assassination of journalist Miroslava Breach in Chihuahua

The identification of two of three suspects in the assassination of Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach Velducea have been confirmed, said César Augusto Peniche, district attorney general of the state of Chihuahua, according to the Mexican newspaper La Jornada. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Panel will discuss how fact checking moved from the sidelines of journalism to front and center

Following the 2016 presidential election, fact-checking journalism came out on top. While fact checking is common during every election, the race between President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton resulted in a wider adoption. The Washington Post launched a tweet fact-checking extension and PolitiFact saw the highest number of page views in its history. Read more »


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