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Journalistic associations from seven Latin American countries form alliance to monitor freedom of expression in the region

United not only by cultural and geographical similarities, but also by the type of problems that their countries face politically, economically and socially, seven journalistic organizations have formed the Voces del Sur alliance to systematize the monitoring freedom of expression in their countries. Read more »


Nicaraguan organization reports 420 violations against press freedom in past six months

There have been 420 violations against of press freedom since protests began in Nicaragua last April, according to a new report from the Violeta Barrios de Chamorro Foundation (FVBCH, for its initials in Spanish). Read more »


Inter American Press Association announces new application period for Scholarship Fund that supports post-graduate education

More than 400 journalists have received financial help to attend graduate school from the Inter American Press Association’s (IAPA’s) Scholarship Fund since 1954. Read more »


Peruvian media bring fact-checking to radios across the country with new segment to verify public discourse

One of Peru’s digital investigative journalism sites and its largest radio broadcasting company have teamed up to verify public discourse and share their findings across the country. Read more »


Fact-checking and data journalism: register now for our free online course in Spanish with Laura Zommer

With media today, identifying fact from fiction can be a challenge. Yet, it’s in this same environment that fact-checking organizations have sprouted and continue to grow around the globe.

There are currently 161 active fact-checking organizations worldwide, according to Duke University’s Reporters’ Lab. And that number is growing as do the ways in which false news and general information spread in our newspapers, on the airwaves and on our screens. Read more »


Just 18% of cases of murdered journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean have been reported as resolved: UNESCO

This post has been updated to include information on UNESCO's Observatory of Killed Journalists.

When the murders of journalists are not brought to justice in court, the result is not only injustice for those professionals and their families, but a greater threat to the colleagues they leave behind. Read more »


30 journalists killed in the Americas so far in 2018, according to IAPA General Assembly

During 2018, 30 journalists have been murdered in the Americas, 20 of them just between April and October. This was one of the conclusions of the 74th General Assembly of the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA), held Oct. 19-22 in Salta, Argentina. Read more »


Brazilian journalists suffer attacks in the context of presidential elections


By Alessandra Monnerat and Carolina de Assis

 

Before and during the Brazilian presidential election that took place on Oct. 28, journalists were the subject of physical, verbal and digital threats and aggression. Read more »


How to launch and grow a hit podcast: Video-classes from our successful course are now available online for free

For Teri Finneman, the Knight Center’s latest free online course on podcasting came at just the right time.

A journalism professor, she and her colleagues were planning to announce the start of a new podcast when she heard about the opportunity. Read more »


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