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Young Mexican journalist who traveled to the US seeking asylum has been detained for more than 100 days by ICE

Mexican journalist Martín Méndez Pineda (26), who traveled to the United States to seek political asylum because he feared for his life, has been detained for more than 100 days in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers. Read more »


Mexican reporter's murder leads to widespread protest of violence against journalists and impunity


By Cat Cardenas and Teresa Mioli

When Javier Valdez’s colleague Miroslava Breach was killed in Chihuahua on March 23 of this year, Valdez wrote on Twitter, “No Al Silencio” (No to Silence), a rejection of censorship and violence against the press in his country. Following his own murder, Valdez's colleagues have picked up those words to continue the fight. Read more »


Award-winning Mexican journalist and author who covered drug trafficking is killed in Sinaloa


Internationally recognized Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas was killed early Monday afternoon after he was intercepted and shot by unknown assailants, according to Ríodoce, the weekly newspaper where he worked. Read more »


Seven journalists assaulted and robbed in Guerrero in southern Mexico

Seven national and international journalists were assaulted and robbed of their belongings and work equipment allegedly by a local criminal gang in Guerrero, Mexico on May 13, several media outlets reported. Read more »


Recent journalism graduate killed during protests in Caracas, Venezuela

The Venezuelan journalism community is rallying for justice for young social communicator Miguel Castillo who was killed during a recent protest in Caracas. Read more »


Knight Center’s e-book “Innovative Journalism in Latin America” now also available in English and Portuguese

“Innovative Journalism in Latin America,” the new free e-book from the Knight Center, is now available in English and Portuguese. Read more »


Brazilian site Fiquem Sabendo celebrates 2nd anniversary with more than 1,000 requests under the information access law

Fiquem Sabendo, an independent data journalism website founded by Brazilian journalist Léo Arcoverde, celebrates its two year anniversary in May with hundreds of reports and more than one thousand applications to the Law for Access to Information.

The site, which specializes in producing articles with data obtained through the LAI, celebrates its anniversary in the same month that marks five years since the law’s implementation. The LAI came into force on May 16, 2012, and Fiquem Sabendo came online on May 26, 2015. Read more »


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