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Course on freedom of expression for judicial operators in the midst of the pandemic has 'important relevance'

In almost two weeks, a new edition of the training program on international standards of freedom of expression aimed at judges, magistrates and other judicial operators in Ibero-America led by UNESCO and the IACHR's Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, in collaboration with the Knight Center, will begin online classes. Read more »


Brazilian newspapers launch creative products to help readers deal with the isolation caused by the coronavirus

As the isolation caused by the coronavirus alters people’s social habits, newspapers in Brazil have invested in alternatives to the news to engage readers. Read more »


ICFJ launches global forum to support and connect journalists covering the COVID-19 pandemic

"The importance of professional journalism in these times of a global health crisis takes on an importance that can define the life or death of people," Luis Botello, deputy vice president of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), told the Knight Center. Read more »


With collaboration among 24 Brazilian outlets, the Comprova project returns to combat disinformation about the coronavirus

Comprova, a Brazilian collaborative project that brings together 24 media outlets in the country, started what it calls a special phase to verify information about the new coronavirus. Read more »


Journalist who denounced death threats is killed in broad daylight in Veracruz, Mexico

This story is developing and will be updated as new information is found.

Journalist María Elena Ferral was shot eight times while in central Papantla in the state of Veracruz around 2 p.m. on March 30, according to Diario de Xalapa, a newspaper for which she was a correspondent. She died six hours later. Read more »


Considered a model for journalism on YouTube, Brazilian channel MyNews reaches two years with a large profit

Created in March 2018 by journalist Mara Luquet and actor and screenwriter Antonio Tabet, the Brazilian journalism channel on YouTube, MyNews, completed two years in 2019 with a growing audience of 345,000 subscribers, about 30 people on staff and more than half a million Reais in profit (about US $99,000). Read more »


Police officers arrest Venezuelan journalist who reported on the COVID-19 situation in his country

*This story has been updated.

The house of Venezuelan journalist Darvinson Rojas was raided and he was detained by agents of the Special Action Forces (FAES) of the Bolivarian National Police (PNB) on March 21, in Caracas. Journalist and freedom of expression groups in the country say it was for his reporting on the coronavirus in Venezuela. Read more »


Federal judge issues conviction against man involved in murder of Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach

After a series of postponements in the trial, a federal court found one of the material co-authors guilty of the murder of the journalist Miroslava Breach, killed on March 23, 2017 in Chihuahua, Mexico. Read more »


Coronavirus pandemic creates rare union between competing newspapers in Latin America

*This story has been updated.

The worldwide crisis of the new coronavirus pandemic is spreading a rare wave of collaboration between competing media outlets in Latin America. During the week, publications from at least nine Latin American countries published identical covers with headlines related to fighting the coronavirus.  Read more »


Well-received by Bolsonaro, CNN Brasil debuts, but there are expectations about its editorial line in relation to the government

After more than a year of expectation, the debut of CNN Brasil had much celebration and impact on social networks, but it also received criticism for cold content, little questioning in an interview with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, in addition to audio flaws. The cable TV channel and the website went to air on Sunday, March 15.   Read more »


 


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