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Honduran journalist sentenced for defamation is arrested after police raid his radio station

Police officers forcibly entered a Honduran radio station to apprehend the director, a journalist sentenced to 10 years in prison for defamation. Read more »


Defense of the journalistic investigation can be more complex than the investigation itself, says journalist Gustavo Gorriti

"To do investigative journalism in Latin America and in other parts of the world has two parts: the first part is about the investigation itself with all its great challenges and the second part, which is not talked about much, is the defense of the investigation, and that is almost as complex or sometimes more than the investigation itself," Peruvian investigative journalist Gustavo Gorriti told the Knight Center. Read more »


Brazilian startup launches journalism program, emphasizes diversity and announces new type of national coverage

With the objective of training a diverse group of professionals and forming a network of collaborators throughout Brazil, journalist Alecsandra Zapparoli created the first edition of the Jornada Galápagos de Jornalismo. Founder of a new media startup called Galápagos Newsmaking, the former Abril executive had the idea of creating a program to recruit people who can produce quality content from the country’s regions that today have no place in the press.Read more »


Science journalists unite in networks and foster national and Latin American integration

Like politics, science is a field in which false news, so-called "fake news", thrives. Rumors about alleged connections between vaccines and autism, miraculous cures for chronic diseases, and the questioning of global warming brought about by human action, spread easily through social networks. Their impacts are the generalized disinformation of public health risks. Read more »


Latin American electoral processes fomented hostility against the press: annual report from the IACHR

Journalists and media from countries that had elections in 2018, such as Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Paraguay, Colombia and El Salvador, confronted situations of violence and censorship. This was noted in the annual report from the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Read more »


Mexican journalist under federal protection mechanism survives shooting in Oaxaca

A Mexican journalist receiving protection from the government is alive after being shot twice in the state of Oaxaca. Read more »


Press freedom organizations defend Argentine journalists after allegations of involvement with espionage and extortion

Press freedom organizations from Latin America and the United States have come out in defense of Daniel Santoro and three other Argentine journalists after a judge named them in an investigation into alleged extortion and illegal espionage he says was carried out by the fake lawyerRead more »


U.S. Congress member introduces private bill for relief for Mexican journalist who was denied asylum

U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan, introduced a private bill in Congress to grant Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto an immigrant visa or permanent resident status after his asylum case was denied in February. Read more »


Threatened TV journalist shot in Honduras is the first communicator murdered in country this year

*This post has been updated to include statements from the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Inter American Press Association.

Journalist Gabriel Hernández was killed on March 17 in the Valle department in southern Honduras, according to local media reports. Read more »


Mexican radio journalist killed in the state of Sonora is fourth journalist killed in country this year

*This story has been updated to include statements and information from the Committee to Protect Journalists as well as statements from the Inter American Press Association.

Journalist and radio host Santiago Barroso was killed in the doorway to his home in the Mexican state of Sonora on the night of March 15. Read more »


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