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During municipal elections in Colombia, journalists were prohibited from interviewing voters and entering polling stations: FLIP

The Colombian press had to overcome several obstacles to cover the municipal and regional elections of Oct. 27 in Colombia, according to the Press Freedom Foundation (FLIP, for its initials in Spanish) of Colombia. Read more »


Mexico and Brazil among countries with highest rates of impunity for crimes against journalists: CPJ

Mexico and Brazil are the only two Latin American nations among a ranking of the 13 countries globally where the killers of journalists most frequently are unpunished, according to the 2019 Global Impunity Index published by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Read more »


Journalistic collaboration requires clear rules and organization, say Festival 3i attendees in Rio de Janeiro

There is a popular Brazilian saying: “O combinado não sai caro.” Or roughly, keeping your word doesn’t cost anything. This is a golden rule in collaborative projects between journalists, especially among different outlets or even across countries.

That was the main lesson of the session, “The Urgency of Journalistic Collaboration,” held during Festival 3i of Innovative, Independent and Inspiring Journalism, which took place in Rio de Janeiro from Oct. 18 to 20. Read more »


Author explores narrative process of journalists covering violence and 'the ordeal' they go through along the way

The new book “Unwanted Witnesses” explores the experience of journalists who write long-form crónicas or books about victims of violence and the suffering of others, along with the emotional and psychological burden that the process entails. Read more »


More Latin American journalists are using fact-checking and data analysis tools, ICFJ research finds

The use of digital fact-checking and information verification tools has nearly doubled among journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean over the past two years, according to unpublished data from a survey by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) obtained by the Knight Center. Read more »


New course will show journalists how machine learning can improve their reporting; Register now

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the sheer number of images or documents, or hours of video footage you needed to sort through for a report? Training a machine to do the work for you may be the answer.

Learn how artificial intelligence can improve your reporting with the new course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and instructor John Keefe, “Hands-on Machine Learning Solutions for Journalists.” Read more »


Colombian community radio host is killed inside studio in Nariño

A journalist and host at a community radio station in Colombia was shot dead while working in the station's studio on Oct. 18. Read more »


Chilean newspaper El Mercurio de Valparaíso is set on fire during protests in South American country

The building that houses Chilean newspaper El Mercurio de Valparaíso was set on fire in the midst of protests that have left a total 11 dead in the South American country as of Oct. 21. Read more »


Armando.info, recognized by the Cabot Prize, seeks to build great archive of corruption and human rights violations in Venezuela

The year 2014 undoubtedly set the stage for the current situation in Venezuela. In that year, there were massive protests that began in February and lasted until June, with a balance of 43 people killed, 878 wounded and 3,306 detained, including opposition leader Leopoldo López, according to information obtained by the Inter-American Commission on Rights Human (IACHR). Read more »


Cabot Prize winner Angela Kocherga thanks those who entrust her with their stories and 'risk their lives in search of justice'

For three decades, journalist Angela Kocherga’s reporting has traversed the border that bisects the U.S. and Mexico. The border is both workplace and home for the reporter who “lives on the edge of Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua.” Read more »


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