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Brazilian media conglomerate Grupo Globo announces changes for greater integration between print and digital

Brazil’s Grupo Globo, one of the world’s largest media conglomerates, announced changes to the direction and operation of its two main print outlets, newspaper O Globo and weekly magazine Época on Oct. 23. The changes point to an attempt to renew the media organizations in the context of the newspaper’s digital expansion and the decreased print circulation of both publications. Read more »


Researcher to build Latin American corruption database sourced from newspaper coverage

Corruption, a common concern among citizens and journalists from several Latin American countries, will be the theme of an exclusive index for the region that plans to launch next month. Daily Corruption: News Feed & Database will provide quantitative and qualitative data on a range of relative variables for ongoing cases in 29 Latin American and Caribbean nations. Read more »


U.S. lifts economic restrictions on Panama's oldest newspaper after transfer of ownership

Panama’s oldest newspaper is celebrating after a transfer of ownership led the U.S. Treasury Department to remove financial restrictions against it. Read more »


Brazilian data journalism conference invites reporters to ‘get their hands dirty’

With the objective of sharing experiences and “getting your hands dirty,” the Escola de Dados (School of Data) is organizing the second edition of the pioneering Brazilian Conference on Data Journalism and Digital Methods, Coda.Br, on Nov. 25 and 26 in São Paulo. The idea is to bring together professionals from various fields to discuss common issues such as algorithmic responsibility, machine learning and privacy. Read more »


Journalist in western Venezuela attacked, threatened, dismissed from job and briefly detained

A journalist who has reported being threatened multiple times and then being dismissed from his job this month was briefly detained by officials in the city of Coro in western Venezuela. Read more »


Columbia University opens 2018 prize nominations for judicial services and legal decisions supporting freedom of expression

The Global Freedom of Expression initiative at Columbia University in New York City has opened nominations for its 2018 global prizes, which recognize judicial decisions and legal services strengthening freedom of expression through the promotion of international standards. Read more »


Venezuelan journalists and media outlets censored and attacked during regional elections


By Paola Nalvarte and Teresa Mioli

Journalists were the targets of anti-press sentiment and actions from officials, security forces and citizens leading up to and during the Oct. 15 regional elections for 23 governorships in Venezuela. Read more »


Students of online video journalism course receive scholarship for exclusive workshop at YouTube Space Rio

Producing effective video stories for digital platforms was the main theme of the massive open online course (MOOC) "Video journalism: Visual narratives for digital platforms." It’s also what the ten students from the course who were selected to participate in an exclusive workshop with the team at YouTube Space in Rio de Janeiro tried to express in their projects. Read more »


Communicators from Brazil's peripheries create a support network to defend human rights

Residents of favelas, villages and low-income neighborhoods all over Brazil gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the 1st National Meeting of Communication of the Peripheries. After four days of discussion between Oct. 12 and 15, 70 activists and communicators wrote a statement in which they committed to creating a network of support and action to use communication as a tool to fight for life and to guarantee human rights. Read more »


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