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Apply for the new Spanish-language course on journalistic coverage with a gender perspective

A new course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, in partnership with the International Women’s Media Foundation and supported by the Google News Initiative, will provide strategies and tips for covering different genders and identities.

The Spanish-language course, Inclusive coverage: gender perspective in the newsroom,” will run March 2-29 and will be led by instructors Silvia Trujillo and Daniel Villatoro. Read more »


UPDATE: Mexican journalist abducted in Morelos is rescued by state and federal authorities

UPDATE (Published Feb. 20, 2020): A magazine director in the state of Morelos was rescued in an operation by state and federal authorities on Feb. 20 after being abducted by armed men the previous day.

Adrián Fernández Guerra, businessman and general director of Revista Perfil, was abducted by armed men from a bar where he was celebrating his brithday around 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 19.  Read more »


Media coverage of a high-profile femicide in Mexico City sparked debate concerning how journalists cover murders of women

Ingrid Escamilla, 25, was brutally murdered in the Mexico City neighborhood of Vallejo on Feb. 9 and her body mutilated. Her remains were published the following day on the covers of newspaper La Prensa and tabloid Pásala, the latter with the headline “La culpa la tuvo Cupido” (It was Cupid’s fault).  Read more »


‘There are rumors that the PCC is planning attacks against other journalists,’ says reporter at the Brazil-Paraguay border

Paraguayan correspondent Cándido Figueredo, who works in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, on the border with Brazil, says the situation in the region is "very tense" after the murder of Brazilian journalist Lourenço Veras, known as Léo Veras, on Feb. 12. Read more »


Brazilian journalists create platform to connect scientists and the press

Despite the large number of scientific studies published each day in Brazil, finding the people behind the research can be a great challenge, and getting them to talk an even bigger one. 

Faced with this reality, Brazilian researchers and journalists created a platform to serve as a bridge between researchers and the press, in addition to helping change the culture of sharing scientific research in the country. Read more »


Threatened Brazilian journalist killed by gunmen in Paraguay in dangerous border region


By Júlio Lubianco and Marina Estarque

Brazilian journalist Lourenço Veras, known as Léo Veras, editor-in-chief of the website Porã News, was assassinated on the night of Feb. 12 in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay. The city is next to the Brazi’s Ponta Porã. Read more »


Venezuelan reporters reinvent themselves abroad with print and online journalistic ventures


By Silvina Acosta*

**This is the second post in a two-part series about Venezuelan journalists who left their country in search of work and security, and have set up journalistic initiatives abroad. Read more »


Chauvinist attacks on Brazilian journalist who reported illegal use of social networks in 2018 campaign generate indignation

Folha de S. Paulo journalist Patrícia Campos Mello was once again the target of a series of attacks on her reputation on Feb. 11, after the testimony of a witness to the Joint Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPMI, for its acronym in Portuguese) that investigates fake news in the 2018 Brazilian presidential campaign. Read more »


Complaint against journalist Glenn Greenwald is rejected by Brazilian court

After a judge rejected a complaint to indict him for involvement with hackers who accessed Telegram messages from several Brazilian authorities, U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald said that he is going to the Supreme Court in search of a decision that guarantees more clearly what the federal constitution says. Read more »


After 500 days of its paper being withheld by the government, La Prensa of Nicaragua negotiates its release

Nicaraguan newspaper La Prensa reported that there is a negotiation underway for the release of tons of paper and other materials, held by customs for more than 500 days, according to a note from the editorial board, published on Feb. 5. The blockade has imposed severe restrictions on the circulation of the newspaper and threatened its survival. Read more »


 


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