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Bolivian journalist delivers harassment complaint against former manager of state TV to President Evo Morales

Bolivian journalist Yadira Peláez took matters into her own hands after she apparently felt an investigation into her complaint of sexual harassment was going nowhere.

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Honduran journalist critical of irregularities in his town is killed by hitmen

Hitmen on motorcycles shot and killed journalist Carlos Williams Flores in the town of Tegucigalpita, Honduras on the afternoon of Sept 13.


Brazilian network of communicators to discuss journalism from the periphery

On Sept. 16 in São Paulo, the Rede de Jornalistas da Periferia (Network of Journalists of the Periphery) will hold Virada Comunicação 2017, an event to discuss and propose new approaches to journalism from the point of view of communicators and residents of the regions most disconnected from the centers of Brazil’s great cities. Read more »


Man sentenced to almost 50 years in prison for 2015 murder of Colombian journalist

Juan Camilo Ortiz was sentenced to 47 years, six months and two days in prison for murdering 31-year-old Colombian journalist Flor Alba Núñez Vargas, El Colombiano reported. Read more »


Assistant to police reporter killed in Guanajuato, Mexico

Juan Carlos Hernández Ríos, 29, was shot dead upon arriving at his home on the night of Sept. 5 in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. The killers were two unknown men who, according to the neighbors, had been waiting for him for hours. Hernández died in the hospital, reported Mexican site Sin Embargo. Read more »


Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award announces the "40 best works of Ibero-America"

The jury for the Gabriel García Márquez (GGM) Journalism Awards announced the “40 best journalistic works of Ibero-America” on Sept. 7 as part of the contests fifth year. There were 1,383 entries in the categories Text, Image, Coverage and Innovation. Read more »


Salvadoran media outlets El Faro and Revista Factum threatened for publishing about alleged police death squad

In the week since Revista Factum published a report about the alleged existence of a death squad inside the Salvadoran police, they have received death threats, been targeted by smear campaigns and received attacks trying to take down their website. Read more »


Researchers launch atlas to map local journalism and “news deserts” in Brazil

Concentrated in the São Paulo – Rio de Janeiro – Brasilia axis, a majority of the Brazilian media ultimately informs the entire population of the country about what happens in these places. But how are people who live in small and medium-sized cities informed about what is happening in their regions? Read more »


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